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Aeschylus: The Oresteia

Aeschylus: The Oresteia by Simon Goldhill
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This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and most influential of all Greek dramas. It discusses the Greek drama festival and the social and political background of Greek tragedy, and offers a reading of this central trilogy. Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes of justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of man within culture, and explores how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived. A final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on later theatre. Its clear structure and guide to further reading will make this an invaluable guide for students and teachers alike.
Cambridge University Press; January 2004
107 pages; ISBN 9780511162527
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Title: Aeschylus: The Oresteia
Author: Simon Goldhill
 
ISBNs
0511162529
9780511162527
9780521539814