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An Oresteia

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In this innovative rendition of "The Oresteia", the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions - Aischylos' 'Agamemnon', Sophokles' 'Elektra', and Euripides' 'Orestes' - giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to ...

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086547916X

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9780865479166

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An Oresteia
2010, Faber & Faber, New York

ISBN-13: 9780865479166

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An Oresteia
2009, Faber & Faber, New York

ISBN-13: 9780865479029

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