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The Agamemnon of Aeschylus


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Abbreviations Introduction 1: Agamemnon and the Oresteia 2: The historical context of the Oresteia 3: Aeschylus and previous versions of the myth 4: The ideas in Agamemnon 5: Aeschylus use of his medium 6: Dramatic technique: the power of words 7: The chorus 8: The solo characters 9: Language, imagery, and theme 10: The transmission of Agamemnon Text Commentary Appendix: Sound and rhythm Works cited Index

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David Raeburn read Literae Humaniores at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1949. After a career as a classics teacher and headmaster, he has been teaching classical languages an the University of Oxford since 1991. He played a leading role in establishing the Summer School in Ancient Greek, organized by the Joint Association of Classics Teachers, and is also known as a director of student productions of many Greek tragedies including Agamemnon, both in Greek and in translation. Oliver Thomas graduated from New College, Oxford in 2004. He completed his doctorate in 2009, and is currently University Lecturer in Greek and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge University


Raeburn and Thomas have provided a comprehensive and reliable guide to the Agamemnon that will be of use to students and scholars alike. * Eric Dugdale, CJ-Online *

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