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Aeschylus, the Oresteia

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeschylus,
  • Orestes (Greek mythology) in literature,
  • Tragedy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-102).

    StatementSimon Goldhill.
    SeriesLandmarks of world literature
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA3825.A6 G64 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 102 p. ;
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1561491M
    ISBN 10052140293X, 0521408539
    LC Control Number91042829


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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes of justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of man within culture, and explores how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived/5(5).

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