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By C. W. Marshall

Libation Bearers is the 'middle' play within the purely extant tragic trilogy to outlive from antiquity, Aeschylus' Oresteia, first produced in 458 BCE. This creation to the play could be priceless for somebody studying it in Greek or in translation. Drawing on his extensive adventure educating approximately functionality within the historical global, C. W. Marshall is helping readers know how the play was once skilled via its old viewers. His dialogue explores the influence of the refrain, the characters, theology, and the play's obvious affinities with comedy. The structure of choral songs is defined intimately. The ebook additionally investigates the position of revenge in Athenian society and the troublesome nature of Orestes' matricide.

Libation Bearers instantly entered the Athenian visible mind's eye, influencing creative depictions on red-figured vases, and encouraging performs by means of Euripides and Sophocles. This examine appears to the later performs to teach how 5th-century audiences understood Libation Bearers. sleek reception of the play is built-in into the research. the quantity encompasses a complete diversity of ancillary fabric, delivering a listing of correct red-figure vase illustrations, a word list of technical phrases, and a chronology of historic and glossy theatrical versions.

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