The Oresteian Trilogy

Author: Aeschylus

‘Anger still unreconciled/Poisoning a house’s life/With darkness, treachery and strife’ Aeschylus (525–c.456 BC) set his trilogy in the immediate aftermath of Troy’s defeat, when King Agamemnon returns victorious to Argos. Agamemnon depicts the hero’s discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife’s infidelity & ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnest….Read More

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