One of the founding files of Western tradition and the single surviving historic Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is without doubt one of the nice tragedies of all time.
The 3 performs of the Oresteia painting the bloody occasions that stick with the triumphant go back of King Agamemnon from the Trojan struggle, firstly of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to safe divine desire. After Iphi-geneia’s mom, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in flip is murdered by way of their son Orestes together with his sister Electra’s encouragement. Orestes is pursued by means of the Furies and wear trial, his destiny determined by means of the goddess Athena. way over the tale of homicide and ven-geance within the royal apartment of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that remains robust after 2,500 years.
The trilogy is gifted right here in George Thomson’s vintage translation, well known for its constancy to the rhythms and richness of the unique Greek.
(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)