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Inhaltsangabe: The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined.
In this new translation the strangeness of the original Greek and its enduring human truth come alive in language that is remarkable for its unrelenting poetic intensity, its rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that can at times modulate into the simplest expressions. The precise but complicated rhythms of this translation honor the music of the original Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions, a world in which justice is a cosmic balance that inevitably rights itself both by means of and despite the evil deeds of characters who claim to act on justice's behalf.
Über den Autor:
Alan Shapiro is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of a number of prize-winning volumes of poetry and prose, including The Dead Alive and Busy, winner of the 2001 Kingsley Tufts Award. Peter Burian is Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. Together, they act as the general editors for Oxford's Greek Tragedy in New Translations series.
Titel: The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New ...
Verlag: Oxford University Press
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Buchbeschreibung OUP USA, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Previous owners Inscription. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBI2377823
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2753705508
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0195154878I5N10
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0195154878I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Oxxford University Press, London, 2003. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Translated by Aland Shapiro and Peter Burian, very good first edition copy. a few pencil underlinings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002034
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15084197
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8494064
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95144882
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket ex library book in good condition, library markings. Text is clean, overall great clean copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100236156