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Published: 17 November 2011

368 Pages | 1 map


ISBN: 9780199595617

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The Agamemnon of Aeschylus

A Commentary for Students

David Raeburn and Oliver Thomas

  • The extensive notes in the commentary offer detailed grammatical help and aim to guide the reader through the many problems of text, language, and meaning.
  • An appendix discusses the metres and rhythms of the play, and encourages students to practise delivering these aloud in order to appreciate the musical dimension of Aeschylus' poetry.
  • The commentary draws attention to matters of staging, and is fully cross-referenced with the broad questions discussed in the introduction.
  • This commentary on Agamemnon is the first to be published in English since 1958.
  • A recording of the full text ofThe Agamemnon in Ancient Greek, for use in conjunction with the commentary, has been produced under the direction of David Raeburn. It is available on two CDs, together with explanatory notes, priced £9.99 plus postage from Blackwell's Bookshop ( and The Hellenic Bookservice (