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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...
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 6 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 8 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 8 years ago
ForewordAcknowledgementsA Reading of 'The Oresteia': The Serpent and the Eagle--Agamemnon--The Libation Bearers--The EumenidesThe Genealogy of OrestesSelect BibliographyNotesGlossary
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
Love these plays. More work by my homeboy Fagles, whose weird linguistic tics I was getting pretty sick of by this time, and my super homeboy Bernard Knox.
Kay, Rekindling
Kay, Rekindling rated it 8 years ago
Even compared to other Greek tragedies, the Oresteia stands out. It's not just about the family drama or the bloody cycle of revenge. It's more than that. It's about peering deeply into the darkness of the human soul, stripping any semblance of control over one's destiny, and seeing what would resul...
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