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The Athenian Drama (Volume 1); A Series of Verse Translations from the Greek Dramatic Poets, with Commentaries and Explanatory Essays, for English Readers (Paperback) Loot Price: R396
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The Athenian Drama (Volume 1); A Series of Verse Translations from the Greek Dramatic Poets, with Commentaries and Explanatory...
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The Athenian Drama (Volume 1); A Series of Verse Translations from the Greek Dramatic Poets, with Commentaries and Explanatory Essays, for English Readers (Paperback)

George Charles Winter Warr

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THE ORESTEA DEGREESJT DEGREESJLGGY The twofold subject of the Oresteia is the deliverance of the house of Atreus from an ancestral curse, and the foundation of the Athenian council of the Areiopagus. The central figure, as the title of the Trilogy implies, is Orestes, son of Agamemnon, through whom the house was redeemed. The crowning event is the trial, before the Council, of the issue between Apollo, his advocate, and the Erinyes invoked by his mother, Clytemnestra, whom he had slain along with her paramour Aegisthus, in revenge for her murder of his father. The germ was a simple tale of crime and retaliation, which is noticed incidentally in the Odyssey, and was set forth in a later epic (Nostoi, 'Return of the Heroes'), describing the adventures of the Greek chiefs after the Trojan war. But the main ethical feature of the story-- Clytemnestra's appeal to the Erinyes, and their persecution of Orestes--was introduced by xxxiv GROWTH OF THE LEGEND xxxv Stesichorus, who added copious inventions of his own to the old legends, standing half way between the Epic and the deeper, self-conscious melic poetry. The retribution was now made to fall on Clytemnestra as well as Aegisthus, and Orestes could no longer be regarded as simply praiseworthy.1 Aeschylus followed this version with little or no external difference. But he read it in the lurid light of other poems of Dorian origin, hostile to the old Achaean families, which dwelt on dark incidents in the past of the house: the treacherous murder of Myrtilus by Pelops, the murder of Chrysippus by his brothers Atreus and Thyestes, and that of Pleisthenes by Atreus, his father, the seduction of Atreus' wife, Aerope, by Thyestes, the slaughter of Thyestes' children. If Aeschylus did not, Jlike Sophocles,2 explicitly trace back the c...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Charles Winter Warr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-04153-1
Barcode: 9781151041531
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LSN: 1-151-04153-X

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