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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Aeschylus I Oresteia Paperback 3345205 $4.39
Oresteia (Oberon Classics) Paperback 1227199 $11.06 $13.70 2016
The Oresteia[ THE ORESTEIA ] By Aeschylus ( Author )Feb-07-1984 Paperback Paperback 370267 $8.75 1984
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) 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 Hardcover 4198512 $95.71 $15.00 1989
The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers and the Furies (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 457456 $2.66 2012
The Oresteia (Drama Classics) Paperback 2962207 $3.89 $3.35 2008
Aeschylus: The Oresteia (W) Hardcover 5215694 $24.98 1976
Aeschylus: Oresteia Hardcover 1205154 $80.00 $20.00 2002
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) Hardcover 3661059 $39.95 $42.40 2018
The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia: 1 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 78060 $7.01 2010
Aeschylus I: Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Paperback 743475 $6.00 $4.85 2009
The Oresteia Hardcover 8157279 $49.95
The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Paperback 13990571 $2.99 2009
The Oresteia - Translated by Ian Johnston Paperback 3083234 $14.40 $12.95 2007
The Oresteia Audio CD 4392894 $22.68 $22.62 2007
Oresteia Paperback 7722096 $10.40 2009
The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Kindle Edition 56870 1984
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 (Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 710143 2015
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 558320 $15.48 $13.64 2004
The Dramas of Aeschylus: The Oresteia Trilogy and Other Plays (Forgotten Books) Paperback 768108 $13.85 2007
The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 938070 $5.97 $1.01 2004
Aeschylus, 1 : The Oresteia : Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (Penn Greek Drama Series) (v. 1) Hardcover 1621641 $11.00 $8.66
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides Paperback 68569 $8.50 $6.29 2010
Aeschylus, II, Oresteia: Agamemnon. Libation-Bearers. Eumenides (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 163798 $21.41 $19.46 2009
Oresteia: The Medwin-Shelley Translation Paperback 278218 $14.00 $17.71 2011
The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 487744 $6.99 $2.38 2011
Oresteia (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 554291 $15.00 $11.00 2018
The Oresteia (Modern Plays) Paperback 2592919 $14.95 $6.55 2015
THE ORESTEIA TRILOGY: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers & The Eumenides Kindle Edition 2193490 2017
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens Hardcover 1465647 $14.88 $8.95 2018
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 58950 $11.25 $5.96 2013
Oresteia Paperback 49239 $10.45 $2.15 1998
The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides Paperback 22153 $7.48 $1.11 1984
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens Kindle Edition 1423759 2018
Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 50602 $7.52 $2.99 2009
Aeschylus I: Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (The Complete Greek Tragedies) (Vol 1) Paperback 940067 $55.61 $1.09 1969
Oresteia Hardcover 3098680 $83.31 $9.30 1998
The Oresteia Paperback 1363527 $18.07 $1.47 1989
The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 297501 $8.60 2004
The Oresteia Paperback 847470 $45.15 $1.99 1993
The Oresteia Trilogy Kindle Edition 232438 $0.99 2013
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides Hardcover 916287 $23.89 $6.09 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 Paperback 927659 $1.01 $1.05 1996
The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes Paperback 201205 $8.35 $1.31 2000
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 1104182 $35.00 $29.76 2013
The Oresteia Hardcover 1047688 $532.80 $3.30 1975
The Oresteia Paperback 5332963 $15.48 $11.48 2011
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 4974523 $9.94 $1.76 2004
The Oresteia Kindle Edition 166129 $3.99 2010
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 172957 $7.80 2013
THE ORESTEIA Hardcover 7260483 $4.60
The Oresteia Hardcover 4321048 $14.90 $3.50
Aeschylus, 1 : The Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides (Penn Greek Drama Series) Paperback 1136036 $18.95 $1.55 1997