The Oresteia (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

By Aeschylus, Joshua Billings (Editor), Oliver Taplin (Translated by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393923285, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2018

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“This vivid and accessible translation captures the drama of Aeschylus’ poetry and the excitement of the action in performance.” —VICTORIA WOHL, University of Toronto

“This critical edition provides a lavish and fulsome picture of ancient Greek tragedy’s most significant surviving document.” —JOHANNA HANINK, Brown University

Ranked #2 Translation of 2018 by Open Letters Review

This Norton Critical Edition includes:         

  • Oliver Taplin’s new translation of the fifth-century B.C.E. Greek tragedy—a trilogy of revenge and murder within the royal family of Argos—with explanatory annotations by the editors.       

  • Ancient backgrounds and responses from Homer, Stesichorus, Pindar, Euripides, and Sophocles. ·        

  • Fourteen wide-ranging critical essays on the Oresteia, from G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche to Oliver Taplin and Peter Wilson.     

  • A Glossary of Technical Terms and Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

About the Series  

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About the Author

Joshua Billings is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University. He is the author of Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy.

Oliver Taplin is emeritus professor of classics at the University of Oxford. His books range from The Stagecraft of Aeschylus to Pots & Plays. He has recently published translations of Euripides’ Medea and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies.