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Oresteian Trilogy

By: Aeschylus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/9/2010

Seller ID: 9780140440676

ISBN: 0140440674

Condition: USED


'Anger still unreconciled Poisoning a house's life With darkness, treachery and strife' (47 Aeschylus (525-c.456 BC) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her outraged son Orestes kills both her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he is hounded to Athens by the Furies' law of vengeance a... View more info

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Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and the Furies

By: Aeschylus

Price: $1.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 1/16/2010

Seller ID: 9780486292427

ISBN: 0486292428

Condition: USED


Classic trilogy by great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods. View more info

Suppliants (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)

By: Aeschylus/Burian, Peter

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Seller ID: 9780691014951

ISBN: 0691014957

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus/Fagles, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780140443332D

ISBN: 9780140443332D

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Aeschylus I: Oresteia

By: Aeschylus/Grene/Lattimore

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 3/20/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0226307786

ISBN: 0226307786

Condition: USED


"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."--Robert Brustein, "The New Republic" "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."--Kenneth Rexroth, "The Nation" "The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."--"Times Education Supplement" "These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."--... View more info

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus/Shapiro, A & Burian,

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Publisher: 11/24/2015

Seller ID: 9780195135923

ISBN: 019513592X

Condition: USED


Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrific... View more info

Oresteian Trilogy

By: Aeschylus/Vellacott, Philip

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 3/12/2014

Seller ID: 203533

ISBN: 203533

Condition: USED


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Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

By: Aeshylus/Vellacott

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780140441123

ISBN: 0140441123

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'Your kindness to the human race has earned you this. A god who would not bow to the gods' anger - you Transgressing right, gave privileges to mortal men'Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebe... View more info

The Voyage of Argo

By: Apollonius of Rhodes/Rieu, E.

Price: $2.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/10/2015

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780140440850

ISBN: 0140440852

Condition: USED


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Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds (Hackett Classics)

By: Aristopanes/Meineck

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780872203600

ISBN: 0872203603

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Birds and Other Plays

By: Aristophanes

Price: $6.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 7/3/2013

Seller ID: 9780199555673

ISBN: 0199555672

Condition: USED


This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and encompass the whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. This edition includes a substantial general introduction and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics ... View more info

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Complete Plays of Aristophanes

By: Aristophanes

Price: $2.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 2/22/2010

Seller ID: 9780553213430

ISBN: 0553213431

Condition: USED


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Four Plays by Aristophanes : The Clouds, the Birds, Lysistrata, the Frogs

By: Aristophanes/ Arrowsmith/Latti

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PLUME: 10/9/2009

Seller ID: 9780452007178

ISBN: 0452007178

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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. @PussyWhip What's something we can leverage against men? What's the one thing we're good for again? It's on the tip of my tongue. From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less" View more info

Wasps, The Poet and the Women & The Frogs

By: Aristophanes/Barrett

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 9780140441529

ISBN: 0140441522

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Birds

By: Aristophanes/Henderson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FOCUS PUB/R PULLINS CO: 10/6/2011

Seller ID: 0941051870

ISBN: 0941051870

Condition: USED


This is an English translation of Aristophanes' greatest comedy the Birds and is the story of birds taking control of the government. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. View more info

Lysistrata

By: Aristophanes/Parker

Price: $3.00

Publisher: 6/5/2013

Seller ID: 071136004996

ISBN: 071136004996

Condition: USED


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Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds

By: Aristophanes/Sommerstein

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 12/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780140442878

ISBN: 0140442871

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The Birds and Other Plays/The Knights/Peace/The Assembly Women/Wealth

By: Aristophenes/Barrett/Sommerste

Price: $3.50

Publisher: 7/29/2011

Seller ID: 9780140443325

ISBN: 0140443320

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Bilingual Edition

By: Beowulf/Heaney, Seamus

Price: $9.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 11/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780374111199

ISBN: 0374111197

Condition: USED


A brilliant and faithful rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic from the Nobel laureate. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, "Beowulf" is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily f... View more info

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Beowulf

By: Beowulf/Heaney, Seamus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 6/11/2016

Seller ID: 9780393320978

ISBN: 0393320979

Condition: USED


The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that ... View more info