The Oresteia

The Oresteia

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A poetic new interpretation of the ancient dramatic trilogy about the house of Atreus describes how King Agamemnon is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and the efforts of their son, Orestes, to kill his mother and avenge the crime, bringing upon himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1999
ISBN: 9780374227210
0374227217
Branch Call Number: 882.01 AES
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hughes, Ted 1930-

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rameshn116
Mar 27, 2017

Ted Hughes's translation is magnificent . It is modern without compromising the narrative

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RescueDog
Aug 10, 2016

I don't know if it's the translation or my lack of knowledge about the ancient Greeks, but I found these stories difficult to follow. The notes did a good job of helping me with the 1st 2 stories, but the 3rd one remained bewildering.

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