The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes

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In the last year of his life, Ted Hughes completed translations of three major dramatic works: Racine's "Phedre," Euripedes' "Alcestis," and the trilogy of plays known as at "The""Oresteia," a family story of astonishing power and the background or inspiration for much subsequent drama, fiction, and poetry. "The Oresteia"--Agamemnon, Choephori, and the Eumenides--tell the story of the house of Atreus: After King Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime ...

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