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The Resource The Oresteia, Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian

The Oresteia, Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian

Label
The Oresteia
Title
The Oresteia
Statement of responsibility
Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aeschylus
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3827.A7
LC item number
S53 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shapiro, Alan
  • Burian, Peter
Series statement
Greek tragedy in new translations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orestes
  • Agamemnon
  • Electra
  • Aeschylus
  • Erinyes (Greek mythology)
Label
The Oresteia, Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the translation -- Agamemnon -- Libation Bearers -- Eumenides -- Notes on the text: Agamemnon; Libation bearers; Eumenides
Control code
49565082
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780195135923
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002066272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The Oresteia, Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the translation -- Agamemnon -- Libation Bearers -- Eumenides -- Notes on the text: Agamemnon; Libation bearers; Eumenides
Control code
49565082
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780195135923
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002066272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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