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- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.95
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia , which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 15.98
Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 174.99
Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving Greek tragedy. It is also the only extant Greek tragedy that deals, not with a mythological subject, but with an event of recent history, the Greek defeat of the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC. Unlike Aeschylus' other surviving plays, it is apparently not part of a connected... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1975; US$ 11.99
For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 11.99
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus'... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
The book studies the past of the characters in Aeschylus and Sophocles, a neglected but crucial topic. The characters? beliefs, values, and emotions bear on their view of the past. This view reinforces their beliefs and their conception of themselves and others as agents of free will and members of a family and/or community. The study... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95
"This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts' translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding."... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
This book examines the dynamics of interfamilial violence in the Oresteia . It argues that the key element of the play?s discourse about violence is to be found in the inquiry for a definition of Clytemnestra?s motherhood. By reading the play?s narrative on interfamilial violence and matricide as a narrative of uncertainties in terms... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 26.00
This commentary offers a rich introduction and useful guide to the seven surviving plays attributed to Aeschylus. Though it may profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the commentary is based on the acclaimed Chicago translations, The Complete Greek Tragedies , edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. James C. Hogan provides... more...