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The Oresteian Trilogy - Aeschylus, Philip Vellacott
The Oresteian Trilogy
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Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
Series: Ορέστεια -3 (#1)
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Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 The Oresteia
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...
Leopard rated it
5.0 The Oresteia , by Aeschylus
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
3.0 Oresteia by Aeschylus
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 ...
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4.0 The Libation Bearers
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
5.0 The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides
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 ...
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