The Oresteia


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He who learns must suffer. Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father's death by murdering his mother? The curse of the House of Atreus, passing from generation to generation, is one of the great myths of Western ...

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Michael S

Dec 7, 2014


This is an accurate but uninspiring translation. Notes on original are great for study of text but do not make reading any easier.


Aug 25, 2012

Good Condition

I have not yet read the book, I personally got it for school as a textbook. I was very happy with the price and when the book arrived I too was happy with what great condition it was in! :)

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