Book: «The Oresteia. Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides»

The Oresteia. Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides

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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, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, it's spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal.

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (1984)

ISBN: 978-0-14-044333-2

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