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The Oresteia By Aeschylus Robert Fagles William Bedell Stanford,

  • Title: The Oresteia
  • Author: Aeschylus Robert Fagles William Bedell Stanford
  • ISBN: 9780140443332
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate cover edition can be found here, here, here, hereIn 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, their spirit of struggle anAlternate cover edition can be found here, here, here, hereIn 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, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration.
    The Oresteia Alternate cover edition can be found here here here hereIn the Oresteia the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and re

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    1. Let good prevail So be it Yet what is good And who is God As many deeply conservative societies have discovered time and time again societies in which there is only one right order and this order is warranted by the highest authorities recognized by the society when change comes, and come it always must, not only do those in power tumble, but the authority of the gods priests, ancestors, laws, whatever the highest authorities happen to be in that society, comes into question New myths, new gods [...]

    2. This is pretty fantastic I m surprised I think I like this old Greek trilogy of plays better than all the others that I ve read That s including Oedipus PThe translation is pretty awesome, the tragedy is beautiful, and the underlying theme of justice and the balance of power between men and women is stark and heavy.But isn t it about murder and eye for an eye taken to extremes Yeah, but it s still than that.It s mainly about honoring your children and honoring your parents It s not as twisted a [...]

    3. Murder, betrayal, revenge, torment you might wonder, Why would I bother reading three Greek plays when I could see the same sort of lurid problems on an episode of Jerry Springer And fold laundry at the same time Two possible answers First, you re not going to get patricide, matricide, human sacrifice and unintentional cannibalism on daytime TV because we still draw the line somewhere, and you have to admit those are pretty dramatic More importantly, though, along with the dysfunction in the Ho [...]

    4. I can only vouch for this Robert Fagles translation, but yes, astonishingly gripping after than 2,400 years.

    5. 1st Part Agam mnon Agamemnon is based on the victorious return of the hero to Argos after winning the Trojan War and avenged the honor of his brother Menelaus, husband of Helen, who had fled to Paris The wife of Agamemnon, Climnestra, in turn, also betrays him, and architect husband s murder with her lover.2nd Part CoephoriIn Choephori Orestes and Electra, children of Agamemnon, avenges his death by killing his mother and her lover The Climnestra s anger is materialized in the Furies.3rd Part Se [...]

    6. que cidade ou homem poder venerar a Justi a, se viver sem sombra de medo no seu cora o Atreu e Tiestes s o irm os g meos Quando Atreu rei de Micenas descobre que o irm o amante da sua mulher, decide vingar se mata os filhos de Tiestes e convida o para um banquete, dando lhos a comer Salva se o mais novo, Egisto.Atreu pai de Agam mnon Durante o tempo em que este esteve ausente, na guerra de Tr ia, Egisto torna se amante da mulher do primo, Clitemnestra, e planeia vingar se do crime cometido por A [...]

    7. ForewordAcknowledgementsA Reading of The Oresteia The Serpent and the Eagle Agamemnon The Libation Bearers The EumenidesThe Genealogy of OrestesSelect BibliographyNotesGlossary

    8. .Just passed the Libation Bearers Aeschylus has a way with ironic, monumental dialogues which portend tremendous climaxes The language is so deep and seeps into the interaction apparantly he suggests that there are no good options in life, merely the best of the worst, and that one must take their place amid the roil Wisdom This resonates with me, in the way that a drama read on the page will, as I imagine the perfect language and staging to bear witness to iter review to follow, as it deserves [...]

    9. The penguin classics version is to be particularly recommended The translation works very well and the 90 page introduction is just brilliant As for the plays, welley are essential reading obviously And like all great works in translation, one should really read 2 or 3 different versions in order to get as close as possible to the original The Fagles translation should certainly be one of those versions.

    10. Oresteia is the only surviving trilogy of Greek tragedy plays, performed in 458 BCE two years before Aeschylus s death in 456 BCE This review summarises all three plays as a trilogy, and because I think that it s easier to read them if you know what to expect, I do give away all the relevant plot points.The first play, Agamemnon , is about betrayal King Agamemnon returns home to Argos after the successful sacking of Troy in modern day Turkey , only to be killed by his wife Clytemnestra and her l [...]

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    12. Even compared to other Greek tragedies, the Oresteia stands out It s not just about the family drama or the bloody cycle of revenge It s than that It s about peering deeply into the darkness of the human soul, stripping any semblance of control over one s destiny, and seeing what would result madness.Orestes was driven by forces ancient and far bloodier than his mere judgment In a society divinely centered on the family, Orestes was ordained to avenge his father s death, even if it meant killi [...]

    13. Aeschylus prose certainly deserves five stars, so dense and moving Even though his primary focus in Oresteia was ethics, justice, crime punishment, and changes in social order, the subjective emotions and psychologies of characters are conveyed powerfully Orestes is not really heroic in a Homeric sense, but he presents a less egoistic and god fearing type of man in a tormenting pursuit of righteousness The Oresteia combines both tragic and comic elements, and presents both optimism and pessimis [...]

    14. Agamemnon Oresteia, 1 The First StrikeThe Libation Bearers Oresteia, 2 The Course of The CurseEumenides Oresteia, 3 Pending

    15. Robert Fagles translation is excellent.The Oresteia was written as a trilogy, and according to the scholars is the only Greek drama that survives as such I would definitely recommend reading all 3 parts together, as they build one after the other This trilogy is deceptively simple, in some ways, but the excellent introductory essay by W.B Stanford, titled The Serpent and the Eagle , helped me to see the much deeper issues that are explored in the play I don t want to put any spoilers in this rev [...]

    16. This is perhaps ancient Greece s most famous tragic trilogy that has survived antiquity Agamemnon deals with the treacherous murder of King Agamemnon, just returned from the Trojan war, at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and his brother who had an affair with his wife and coveted the throne The Libation Bearers brings karmic and bloody retribution upon Clytemnestra at the hands of her only son, Orestes, avenging the death of his father The Eumenides deals with Orestes flight from the furies [...]

    17. Q How many great authors were inspired by the characters in these plays A Bazillions, give or take.The Furies wrathful, smelly, wraith like she beasts are among the most fascinating creatures ever spawned by our collective unconscious Delivered by Dr Aeschylus, no doubt via one putrid and grizzly c section these girls predate the Olympian pantheon and specialize in erasing people who murder their own family members.Every time I experience a taste for revenge and it happens frequently, unfortuna [...]

    18. At the beginning of the fifth century, it was customary for each of the tragedians competing at the festival of Dionysus to present a trilogy of three plays on a related theme, followed by a satyr play The Oresteia is the only surviving example of a Greek tragic trilogy, so it has immense importance in the history of drama Each of the plays is self contained however, the endings of the first two plays transition naturally into the following plays Each play has its own chorus and an almost separa [...]

    19. I actually read this twice Back to back in the style of Mortimer Adler The first time through I read it with only some of the initial commentary of the translator Additionally, I had some background provided by a Great Courses lecture The second time through I read along with the translator s entire commentary I would have enjoyed the trilogy very much without the second reading but it was with the second reading that I developed a real appreciation for the work.Mind you, I m a skeptic when it c [...]

    20. I tried to read Prometheus Bound years ago, and couldn t finish it Clearly I should have waited a while The Oresteia, in the Fagles translation, is one of the most remarkable books I ve ever read Darker and violent than anything the 20th century could come up with, it s also brighter and hopeful than anything from the 19th century It s as if someone had written both Schiller s Ode to Joy and Eliot s Waste Land , and it was one book, only there was far deeper social, political and religious tho [...]

    21. Like so many other things that I ve been reading lately, Aeschylus s trilogy is concerned with human beings thrown into the crucible of extremest intensity, pressured from every direction my conflicting obligations, driven to violent action and violent remorse Few poets are as willing as Aeschylus to stare into the profound darkness of human suffering and name the curse that seems to hold us to the wheel of our own violence Yet, even fewer are ultimately as hopeful about the possibility of our b [...]

    22. I have suffered into truth Orestes makes that declaration in The Eumenides, the third of the trilogy of plays dealing with the House of Atreus s tendency to take empassioned revenge as their only acceptable call to action in a crisis You expect excellence from Robert Fagles His translations of Homer are superb And you also expect it from Aeschylus, whose surviving plays endure and thrive in the hands of translators of craft and imagination across the centuries.Aeschylus presents a generational m [...]

    23. Fenomenal, a Oresteia Agam mnon e Eum nides em primeiro, em m rito equipar veis Co foras em segundo, n o por isso menos not vel Surpreendi me ao pensar que o final da primeira pe a pudesse ser o ponto alto da trilogia, pois revejo nas Eum nides o expoente m ximo da per cia l rica de squilo Embora a primeira seja, de facto, a pe a que mais explora o car cter tr gico da trag dia , nesta ltima que o poeta revela toda a sua mestria e irrever ncia, no bom sentido do termo, a ponto de adulterar a sort [...]

    24. Un antico proverbio diffuso tra gli uomini, che la felicit dei mortali, raggiunto il suo culmine, partorisce, non muore sterile dalla fortuna germoglia alla stirpe dolore insaziabile.Chiunque incline a piangere con l infelice ma il morso del dolore non gli penetra fino nell infinito cos , per mostrare di gioire con chi felice, sforza il suo volto che fa resistenza al sorriso.

    25. 38 The Oresteian Trilogy Agamemnon The Choephori The Eumenides by Aeschylus, translated by Philip Vellacott first performed 458 bceformat 197 page paperback 1965 Penguin classicsacquired 2006, from my neighbor read June 9 10, 17 22rating 3 stars The story of Orestes is told in The Odyssey, where he comes across as a hero of a tragedy, and a role model for young princes Agamemnon, a valiant warrior but also somewhat incompetent as leader of the Greeks, or Achaens, returns home from Troy with a Tr [...]

    26. I had in my mind that the these plays were full of mythology of the pantheon of Greek gods.There are gods, yes, and other mythological creatures like the Furies, but there is so much there, themes of duty, of humility, hubris, sin and forgiveness, the weight and fullness of history the Trojan War and family Out of these three plays Aeschylus sharply defined characters that still are echoed today Clytemnestra, Cassandra and Iphigenia are still used as descriptions and figures today.I liked them [...]

    27. A dramatic trilogy for both Gods and men Aeschylus ability to weave and connect his tragedies seems second nature in today s world of sequels, trilogies, and Star Wars prequels, but Aescheylus genius existed both in the original form and the brilliant substance of his surviving plays I can understand how Swinburne could call the Oresteia trilogy the greatest spiritual work of man The Oresteia is at once brilliant, creepy, and infinitely tragic only family dramas can be so damn full of pathos As [...]

    28. This is like it I read Agamemnon and The Libation Bearers in the Grene translation, and Agamemnon was great, but The Libation Bearers was a bit meh So I got another copy, this one translated by Fagles, and What a Difference Going by reviews, Grene seems to be regarded as literal, which sounds like a good thing, but I ll take vigorous and engaging over literal and a bit dry any day Fagles introductory essay was fascinating, if sometimes a little abstruse, and both The Libation Bearers and Eumen [...]

    29. Highly recommend it if you enjoy Ancient Greek Literature The trilogy presents the development of early democratic elements in the Greek city states within the larger narrative of a chain of murders The character of Clytemnestra, Aeschylus giving a voice to minor characters in society, and the debate surrounding Zeus Will, Fate, and Justice are interesting aspects in the plays Looking forward to studying it for class and writing about it.

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