The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes at Athens. Aeschylus.

The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes at Athens

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. Joshua Billings (ed.), Oliver Taplin (tr.). First Edition. Paperback. Fine/ As New. Glossary. Selected Bibliography. 13 x 21 cm. 251 pp. Item #13237

“This vivid and accessible translation captures the drama of Aeschylus’ poetry and the excitement of the action in performance.” —VICTORIA WOHL, University of Toronto

“This critical edition provides a lavish and fulsome picture of ancient Greek tragedy’s most significant surviving document.” —JOHANNA HANINK, Brown University



Ranked #2 Translation of 2018 by Open Letters Review

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

Oliver Taplin’s new translation of the fifth-century B.C.E. Greek tragedy—a trilogy of revenge and murder within the royal family of Argos—with explanatory annotations by the editors.
Ancient backgrounds and responses from Homer, Stesichorus, Pindar, Euripides, and Sophocles. ·
Fourteen wide-ranging critical essays on the Oresteia, from G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche to Oliver Taplin and Peter Wilson.
A Glossary of Technical Terms and Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

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