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Aeschylus; Eumenides.


Aeschylus; Eumenides.

Mitchell-Boyask, Robin.



157 pages



Duckworth companions to Greek and Roman tragedy


The concluding play in the Oresteia, Aeschylus' only surviving trilogy, depicts the trial of Orestes in Athens for the murder of his mother, for which the Furies have been punishing him. Mitchell-Boyask (classics, Temple U.) synthesizes scholarship over the past three decades on political, social, and dramatic contexts of Eumenides and important issues it addresses such as justice and gender conflict. He covers Aeschylus the Athenian, the Greek myth and religion, the theater, the play and its staging, justice and law, Athenian politics, ancient tragedy, and gender and the modern world. Distributed in the US by International Publishers Marketing.

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Date:Feb 1, 2010
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