The Oresteian Trilogy: Agamemnon; The Choephori; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics)
The purely surviving trilogy from precedent days - a narrative of homicide, insanity and justice
Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his nice trilogy within the quick aftermath of the autumn of Troy, while King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in warfare. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his relations has been destroyed via his wife's infidelity and ends along with his loss of life at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori while her outraged son Orestes kills either her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he's hounded to Athens by means of the Furies' legislation of vengeance and depicts Athene exchanging the bloody cycle of revenge with a process of civil justice. Written within the years after the conflict of Marathon, The Oresteian Trilogy affirmed the deliverance of democratic Athens not just from Persian conquest, but additionally from its personal barbaric past.
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