The Resource Aeschylus's the Oresteia, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Aeschylus's the Oresteia, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom

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Aeschylus's the Oresteia
Title
Aeschylus's the Oresteia
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Dewey number
882/.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bloom, Harold
Series statement
Modern critical interpretations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeschylus
  • Orestes
Label
Aeschylus's the Oresteia, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 159-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780877549031
Lccn
87018343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Aeschylus's the Oresteia, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 159-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780877549031
Lccn
87018343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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