The Oresteia Summary
Aeschylus

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The Oresteia Summary

This trilogy of plays, written a number of years B.C.E., dramatizes one of the earliest, most culturally significant myths of Ancient Greek civilization—how a series of revenge/power-motivated murders in the family of King Agamemnon of Mycenae eventually leads to the establishment of democratic (as opposed to natural) justice. One of the few surviving complete examples of Classical Greek drama, the trilogy is populated by archetypal characters, whose actions...

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