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The Agamemnon of Aeschylus

von Aeschylus

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...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

von Aeschylus

In the Oresteia-the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity-Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light,...


Prometheus Bound

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus based his epic drama on the legendary tale of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. Prometheus's terrible punishment remains a universal symbol of human vulnerability...


Agamemnon

von Aeschylus

King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, where dark foreshadowings develop.


The Seven Against Thebes

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Thebes

von Gareth Jandrell, Sophocles & Aeschylus

I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how?

From Oedipus to Antigone,...


The House of Atreus

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Greek Tragedy

von Aeschylus & Euripides

Three masterpieces of classical tragedy

Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in...


The Seven Against Thebes

von Aeschylus

Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor,...


The House of Atreus

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus was a Greek playwright considered to be the founder of the tragedy. Aeschylus along with Sophocles and Euripides are the three major Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Before Aeschylus, characters...


The Liberation-Bearers

von Aeschylus

This classic trilogy by the great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny...


The Furies

von Aeschylus

This classic trilogy by the great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny...


The Complete Aeschylus

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and...


The Oresteia

von Aeschylus

The Oresteia (-458) by Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) and translated by E.D.A. Morshead is a trilogy of ancient Greek plays including:

- AGAMEMNON

- THE CHOEPHORI (THE LIBATION BEARERS)

- EUMENIDES

This digital edition...


The Persians

von Aeschylus

The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BC, it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news...


The Suppliant Maidens

von Aeschylus

In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the...


Agamemnon

von Aeschylus

Aeschylus' Agamemnon, first produced in 458 BC, is the opening play in his Oresteian trilogy. Agamemnon returns home after the Trojan Wars with his concubine Cassandra and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra...


An Oresteia

von Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides & Anne Carson

A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy  In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos’...