Oresteia by Aeschylus

The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. When originally performed it was accompanied by Proteus, a satyr play that would have been performed following the trilogy; it has not survived. The term "Oresteia" originally probably referred to all four plays, but today is generally used to designate only the surviving trilogy. "The individual plays probably did not originally have titles of their own" The only surviving example of a trilogy of ancient Greek plays, The Oresteia was originally performed at the Dionysia festival in Athens in 458 BC, where it won first prize. Overall, this trilogy marks the shift from a system of vendetta in Argos to a system of litigation in Athens.

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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 1017827 $9.95 $4.00 2004
Aeschylus I: Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (The Complete Greek Tragedies) (Vol 1) Paperback 257897 $17.50 $0.96 1969
Oresteia Paperback 126244 $9.99 $0.36 1998
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 70513 $7.00 $3.00 2013
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides Paperback 45989 $9.79 $3.67 2010
The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides Paperback 16936 $4.98 $1.50 1984
Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 220672 $6.95 $2.57 2009
The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes Paperback 109729 $6.90 $0.50 2000
Oresteia (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 554291 $15.00 $11.00 2018
Oresteia (Oberon Classics) Paperback 1227199 $11.06 $13.70 2016
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) Hardcover 3661059 $39.95 $42.40 2018
The Oresteia (Modern Plays) Paperback 601137 $14.47 $12.44 2015
The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 938070 $5.97 $1.01 2004
Aeschylus I Oresteia Paperback 3345205 $4.39
The Oresteia Hardcover 1047688 $532.80 $3.30 1975
The Oresteia[ THE ORESTEIA ] By Aeschylus ( Author )Feb-07-1984 Paperback Paperback 370267 $8.75 1984
Oresteia Hardcover 679164 $35.93 $20.80 1998
Aeschylus, II, Oresteia: Agamemnon. Libation-Bearers. Eumenides (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 163798 $21.41 $19.46 2009
Aeschylus I Oresteia (Agamemnon the Libration Bearers the Eumenides) Paperback 4758452 $1.39
Oresteia Kindle Edition 177754 $8.10 1998
The Oresteia of Aeschylus (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 379662 $2.99 2012
The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes Paperback 3820326 $8.18 $2.78 2000
The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 297501 $8.60 2004
The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 1804251 $24.99 $6.06 2003
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides Kindle Edition 339967 $8.89 2009
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides (Bloomsbury Revelations) Paperback 4407587 $12.67 2014
The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers and the Furies (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 457456 $2.66 2012
The Oresteia Hardcover 4198512 $95.71 $15.00 1989
The Oresteia (Drama Classics) Paperback 2962207 $3.89 $3.35 2008
Aeschylus: The Oresteia (W) Hardcover 5215694 $24.98 1976
The Oresteia Paperback 5332963 $15.48 $11.48 2011
The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 487744 $6.99 $2.38 2011
The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia: 1 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 78060 $7.01 2010
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 4974523 $9.94 $1.76 2004
Aeschylus I: Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Paperback 743475 $6.00 $4.85 2009
The Oresteia Kindle Edition 166129 $3.99 2010
The Oresteia - Translated by Ian Johnston Paperback 3013552 $13.46 $6.40 2007
The Oresteia Trilogy Kindle Edition 232438 $0.99 2013
The Oresteia Hardcover 8157279 $49.95
The Oresteia Audio CD 4392894 $22.68 $22.62 2007
Oresteia Paperback 7722096 $10.40 2009
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 172957 $7.80 2013
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 3415087 $31.22 $33.22 2013
The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Kindle Edition 56870 1984
THE ORESTEIA Hardcover 7260483 $4.60
The Oresteia Paperback 2234532 $5.99 $58.41 2014
The Oresteia Audio CD 1245068 $11.31 $10.00 2007
The Oresteia Audible Audio Edition 21806 $6.95 2007
Oresteia Kindle Edition 230652 2015
The Oresteia Paperback 847470 $45.15 $1.99 1993
The Oresteia (Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 710143 2015
The Oresteia Hardcover 4321048 $14.90 $3.50
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides Hardcover 916287 $23.89 $6.09 2009
The Oresteia Paperback 1010630 $7.15 $0.94 1989
The Dramas of Aeschylus: The Oresteia Trilogy and Other Plays (Forgotten Books) Paperback 768108 $13.85 2007
The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers and The Furies Paperback 740760 $1.00 $0.84 1996