An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 086547902X | 2009 | 272 pages | 0.2 MB / 0.3 MB
In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos’ Agamemnon, Sophokles’ Elektra, and Euripides’ Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother’s revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra’s actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father’s death with the help of his sister Elektra.