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Agamemnon By Aeschylus Judith Affleck Philip de May Patricia E. Easterling John Harrison,

  • Title: Agamemnon
  • Author: Aeschylus Judith Affleck Philip de May Patricia E. Easterling John Harrison
  • ISBN: 9780521010757
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Treating ancient plays as living drama Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0 suggestions for discussion and analysis In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play s dramaTreating ancient plays as living drama Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0 suggestions for discussion and analysis In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play s dramatic qualities Agamemnon is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre Agamemnon is aimed primarily at A level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.
    Agamemnon Treating ancient plays as living drama Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries

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    1. These Ancient Greeks never learn do they What do you honestly think would happen if you sacrificed your own daughter to the Gods Yes you may appease their wrath for the war crimes you committed in Troy yes, you may insure a safe return across the sea for your men yes, you may have bought yourself some temporary time But at what cost The Gods are abated but you ve unleashed anger just as frightening, that of your wife You just can t go round killing your family and expect to get away with it Sill [...]

    2. Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Agamemnon, the first of the Orestia plays written in 458 BC by Aeschylus Peter Arnott, a noted scholar and critic, has stated that, The Agamemnon is a bitter indictment of war, of the folly of bloodshed, of the hardships of fighting, of the misery at home I couldn t agree The Trojan War began when Paris and the married Helen ran back to Troy because Helen belonged to Menelaus For over ten years Menelaus, Agamemnon, and their troops fought the Trojans to recapture [...]

    3. The First StrikeEach of the plays that make up The Oresteia tetralogy are supposed to be stand alone pieces as well as perfect complements to each other All the themes that The Oresteia is to explore later are planted and ready for internal development at the end of Agamemnon Aeschylus works magic with the triadic structure of the plays and of greek rituals the fourth was probably a conventional satyr play and is lost to us by going for a feeling of tit for tat of conventional revenge stories in [...]

    4. Onvan Agamemnon Oresteia, 1 Nevisande Aeschylus ISBN 521010756 ISBN13 9780521010757 Dar 144 Safhe Saal e Chap 458

    5. The Homecoming of Agamemnon02 July 2012 This is the first part of the only Greek trilogy that we have The play is set after the Trojan War in the city of Argos, of which Agamemnon is the ruler Agamemnon s wife learns of the defeat of the Trojans and the imminent return of her husband through the use of a series of beacons However while she is eagerly awaiting her husband s return, it is a different scenario from Odysseus wife Penelope, who remained faithful to her husband for the twenty years he [...]

    6. I have not read a lot of Greek plays so it took me awhile to understand what was happening I should have read the introduction first, which would have made events clearer.However, I m also glad I didn t because it allowed me to arrive at my own conclusions.For those of you who don t know, Agamemnon was Commander in Chief of the Greeks who fought at Troy He sacrifices his daughter to appease Artemis This play is one of vengeance and also intrigue.Agamemnon comes home with Cassandra, his prize by [...]

    7. It s interesting how the Chorus used to enjoy a elaborate function in Aeschylus than in the later Sophocles Not really a passive, detached omniscient narrator here the Chorus takes on the characters head on, getting involved in the action of the play Which was slightly hilarious during the row with Aegisthus but never mind P I began with George C W Warr s translation Astoundingly thorough, amazing illustrations, meticulously explained notes, but too challenging for the beginner The most annoyin [...]

    8. In this play, Eschyle is grandiose It s a longer play, but it had my full attention Clytemnestre, Agamemnon s wife has been waiting ten years to avenge her daughter s sacrifice at the hands of her husband who d believed an oracle saying that the winds would only pick up and bring his men to Troy is he shed the blood of his young daughter The brilliance of the play lies in the way Eschyle slowly reveals Agamennon s fate.At first it seems that Clytemnestre is thrilled hear the tales of victory and [...]

    9. This first play of this trilogy opens up with what happened to Agamemnon when he returned home from Troy Read this to have a bloody good time

    10. Lo interesante de ir leyendo las tragedias griegas de Esquilo, S focles y Eur pides es que en muchas de ellas, los personajes, en su mayor a h roes o hero nas como Agamenon, Electra, Clitemnestra, Ant gona, Casandra, Medea, H cuba, Helena, etc, se repiten o se nombran indirectamente , de tal manera que su lectura nos permite tener una visi n panor mica que enriquece lo le do A pesar de que esta obra se titula Agamen n, y hace referencia al rey de Micenas, y hermano de Menelao, l der de las tropa [...]

    11. Aeschylus AGAMEMNON 458B.C I remember having to read this play along with the other two in the trilogy, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides as a freshman at college I thought at the time and still think so that the play needed some lightening up maybe some chorus girls in tights bursting in at some point Of course there is already the chorus, but they don t seem like the dancing type The play starts after the end of the Trojan War, and all the men at least those not killed on the ocean voyag [...]

    12. I kind of feel like a bad person because I ve never the Oresteia before I m fixing that now, but I think it ll take awhile for me to get through these It isn t the story The story of Orestes is wonderfully exciting, full of violence and intense emotion But ancient Greek drama was different than what I m used to, and I don t think I like the format Sure, there are some truly great lines Better to die on your feet than live on your knees and it is a fairly quick play I m glad I read it, but I thin [...]

    13. this post is spoiled Here I find myself again, realizing how different is Aeschylus style from Sophocles I have already underlined my inclination towards Sophocles in my review of Aeschylus Prometheus bound , so I shall not mention that again In fact, Aeschylus tends to be, in a certain manner, poetic than Sophocles because of his tendency to use the chorus to cry about what is happening therefore, probably trying to make the tragedy dramatic It is much lamenting in Aeschylus plays than in S [...]

    14. This play was really quite a shock I came to it after having read Sophocles Theban plays, expecting or less the same sort of style What I discovered was that while there were particular similarities, Aeschylus and Sophocles have very different takes on the way that plays should be written The most noticeable difference is the role of the Chorus From having read Sophocles, my take on the Chorus was that it really had three options They could either talk as a collective group or city like the men [...]

    15. How far do the classical legends of the past speak to the audience of today Do they provide universal themes that can be understood in our own age, or is their style and content firmly rooted in their ancient roots, leaving them with nothing to say to us any The argument for the latter position is stronger than might be first supposed Outside of scholars of the period, few people read Aeschylus, and few return to read his works again and again The style of the plays is not one that is easy to id [...]

    16. A wonderful play, with a beautiful poetic language It is a play about curse and revenge First, Clytemnestra seeks revenges for her daughter Iphigenia, whose husband Agamemnon sacrificed her in order to satisfy the Goddess Artemis and obtain her assistance to the fleet Also it tells about the fall of Troy as result of the ten year war took place because of Paris, who abducted Helen, the wife of the Greek king Menelaus the brother of Agamemnon Finally it is about the revenge of Aegisthus, Agamemno [...]

    17. Agamemnon, v k ch u ti n trong b ba Oresteia c a nh bi k ch Hy L p Aeschylus, k v nh ng g x y ra v i vua Agamemnon sau khi ng tr v nh t cu c chi n m i n m th nh Troy C u chuy n v Agamemnon c th coi l ho n to n tr i ng c v i c u chuy n c a Odysseus N u nh Odysseus tr i qua bao kh kh n, m t th m m i n m l u l c l nh nh th Agamemnon tr v nh thu n bu m xu i gi N u nh ch Odysseus nh l m t Penelope th y chung t i tr , ch c n ch ng d p c b l t n t nh tr tr o l m i chuy n u t t p, th ng i ch Agamemnon n [...]

    18. Best Greek play I have read so far Excellent use of the Greek chorus better than I ve seen in any other Greek play The symbolism is precise and well written used I think this book should be taught for Women s Literature classes because of the interesting roles of Cassandra and Clytaemestra Each in their own are complex characters that steal the play Definitely a must read of Greek literature.

    19. Venerable and poignantAeschylus epic poem is a a sort of Jeremiad that shows how reckless needless wars can be The hubris of Agamemnon creates discord and strife to degrees he never imagined His victory in Troy came at the price of his daughter s life The mysterious nature of the Trojan prophetess Cassandra illustrates the futility of even the greatest gifts in causes without virtue.

    20. One of my favorite Greek tragedies Very exciting to read again and discuss with my students Beware the Curse of the House of Atreus

    21. its kind of a book one reserves for obligatory reading Clytemnestra rocks funnily enough, the name sake of the drama has one scene only and as usual remains an insufferable brute in here as well just like its every single adaptation.

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