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Oresteia Agamemnon - The Libation Bearers - The Eumenides

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ISBN-10: 0140443339

ISBN-13: 9780140443332

Edition: 1977

Authors: W. Stanford, Robert Fagles, Aeschylus, W. B. Stanford, W. B. Stanford

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introductory essay, notes and glossary by W.B.Stanford
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/7/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Translator and professor Robert Fagles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1933. He received a BA in English from Amherst College and a PhD in English from Yale University. While obtaining his degrees, he studied Latin and Greek on the side. He taught at Yale for one year and then joined the faculty at Princeton University as an English professor and remained there until he retired in 2002. While at Princeton, he created the university's department of comparative literature and received an honorary doctorate in June 2007. He was also a renowned translator of Latin and Greek. His first published translation was of the Greek poet Bacchylides (1961), which was followed by…    

Aeschylus was born at Eleusis of a noble family. He fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 b.c.), where a small Greek band heroically defeated the invading Persians. At the time of his death in Sicily, Athens was in its golden age. In all of his extant works, his intense love of Greece and Athens finds expression. Of the nearly 90 plays attributed to him, only 7 survive. These are The Persians (produced in 472 b.c.), Seven against Thebes (467 b.c.), The Oresteia (458 b.c.)---which includes Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides (or Furies) --- Suppliants (463 b.c.), and Prometheus Bound (c.460 b.c.). Six of the seven present mythological stories. The ornate language creates a mood of…    

Foreword
Acknowledgements
A Reading of 'The Oresteia': The Serpent and the Eagle
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
The Genealogy of Orestes
Select Bibliography
Notes
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
Glossary