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Aeschylus I: Oresteia - Community Reviews back

by Aeschylus, David Grene, Richmond Lattimore
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Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 3 years ago
This was one of those works where I really wish my professor had covered it better in class so that I could fully appreciate it. We had a two hour quick summary-like breeze through all three plays, with more focus being given to "Agamemnon" than the other two, so my judgement of the work was based m...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
I didn't like this one nearly as much as Persians, no matter that it's supposed to be the crown jewel of surviving Greek tragedy.I think part of it was on the translation, which I found very workmanlike and lacking in poetry. There were a couple of scenes and acts that shone through, but mostly they...
Leopard
Leopard rated it 4 years ago
Let good prevail ! So be it ! Yet what is good ? And who is God? As many deeply conservative societies have discovered time and time again - societies in which there is only one right order and this order is warranted by the highest authorities recognized by the society - when change comes, an...
Distracted Teacher
Distracted Teacher rated it 5 years ago
Ok. So I can't say this author's name . . . but as far as old plays go, the Oresteia trilogy is pretty good. It was a fast read, had multi-faceted characters, and a lot of topics to think about. As you will see from my one-sentence and one-word summaries below though . . . I would probably put this ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20132014, tbr-busting-2014, radio-3, published-458bc, fradio, greece, tragedy, families, revenge, under-500-ratings Read from January 16 to 21, 2014 The second part of Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy in a new version by Ed Hime. BBC blurb: The second play in Aeschylus's classic...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The Oresteia tells the story of the slaying of Agamemnon, Orestes avenging his father's murder, and his trial. From any online source or introduction to his plays you'll glean that Aeschylus is the earliest playwright whose plays we have. Only seven out of the dozens he wrote survive to the present ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Now, my argument in relation to this trilogy is that it is not so much three plays but a single three act play. In saying this I will then suggest that this is the only extant play (not counting the Persians as I am not sure whether that is part of a trilogy) of Aeschylus that we have since the othe...
janeg
janeg rated it 7 years ago
Great plays. The preservation of the trilogy really makes a difference - otherwise they may have seemed fragmented. The end, however, was bitter for me. Hail king, Hail father.
Edward
Edward rated it 7 years ago
ForewordAcknowledgementsA Reading of 'The Oresteia': The Serpent and the Eagle--Agamemnon--The Libation Bearers--The EumenidesThe Genealogy of OrestesSelect BibliographyNotesGlossary
Edward
Edward rated it 7 years ago
ForewordAcknowledgementsA Reading of 'The Oresteia': The Serpent and the Eagle--Agamemnon--The Libation Bearers--The EumenidesThe Genealogy of OrestesSelect BibliographyNotesGlossary
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