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By C. W. Marshall

Libation Bearers is the 'middle' play within the in basic terms extant tragic trilogy to outlive from antiquity, Aeschylus' Oresteia, first produced in 458 BCE. This creation to the play can be worthy for an individual studying it in Greek or in translation. Drawing on his huge adventure educating approximately functionality within the old global, C. W. Marshall is helping readers know how the play used to be skilled via its historical 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 booklet additionally investigates the position of revenge in Athenian society and the problematical nature of Orestes' matricide.

Libation Bearers instantly entered the Athenian visible mind's eye, influencing creative depictions on red-figured vases, and encouraging performs via Euripides and Sophocles. This learn seems to be 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 amount incorporates a complete variety of ancillary fabric, delivering a listing of appropriate red-figure vase illustrations, a word list of technical phrases, and a chronology of historical and smooth theatrical versions.

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