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The Oresteia (Norton Critical Editions)

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Translated by
Oliver Taplin
Edited by
Oliver Taplin


W. W. Norton & Company

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  • Oliver Taplin’s new translation of the fifth-century B.C.E. Greek tragedy―a trilogy of revenge and murder within the royal family of Argos―with explanatory annotations by the editors.
  • Ancient backgrounds and responses from Homer, Stesichorus, Pindar, Euripides, and Sophocles.
  • Fourteen wide-ranging critical essays on the Oresteia, from G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche to Oliver Taplin and Peter Wilson.
  • A Glossary of Technical Terms and Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.