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Summary (From the publisher):

Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide.

Original title: Ὀρέστης [Orestes]


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Bacchae and Other Plays, the (2005) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides
     Oresteia, an (2009) [Anthology]
      Authors: Euripides , Aeschylus , Sophocles

Edition #1: Orested

Orested (1995)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The series seeks to recover the entire extant corpus of Greek tragedy, quite as though the ancient tragedians wrote in the English of our own time.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: John Peck Frank Nisetich
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Manifested in:

Orestes (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195096592
Pages: 128

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