The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides)University of Pennsylvania Press Penn Greek Drama Series
178 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- Published: November 1997
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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.
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