Agamemnon, Paperback Book
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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations.

Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0 suggestions for discussion and analysis.

In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities.

Agamemnon is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama.

Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre.

Agamemnon is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

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Agamemnon is one of the Oresteian trilogy that followed the story of Agamemnon's homecoming from the Trojan Wars and the subsequent tragedy that lead from his unfaithful wife, Clytemnestra. This play of Agamemnon concentrates on Clytemnestra, the comparison with Odysseus's wife, Penelope and the details of Agamemnon that lead to his foretold demise.

Since I only read the first part of the series, I do say this book is my least favorite Greek mythology due to the obvious regression of Clytemnestra to a character worth hating. I'm certain the play would be better in Greek than in English and even much better being seen than read.

Despite my obvious failure in understanding poetry, I am not averse to poetic form of literature but reading this does bores me. There are things that are meant to be said out loud, drama like this deserved to be seen instead of reading it. Since I'm not in a place where I could appreciate Greek literature, hence I am at the disadvantage until I found the perfect translation or prefarably audible translation to accompany with the reading of the famed Orestian trilogy.
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Agamemnon is one of the Oresteian trilogy that followed the story of Agamemnon's homecoming from the Trojan Wars and the subsequent tragedy that lead from his unfaithful wife, Clytemnestra. This play of Agamemnon concentrates on Clytemnestra, the comparison with Odysseus's wife, Penelope and the details of Agamemnon that lead to his foretold demise.

Since I only read the first part of the series, I do say this book is my least favorite Greek mythology due to the obvious regression of Clytemnestra to a character worth hating. I'm certain the play would be better in Greek than in English and even much better being seen than read.

Despite my obvious failure in understanding poetry, I am not averse to poetic form of literature but reading this does bores me. There are things that are meant to be said out loud, drama like this deserved to be seen instead of reading it. Since I'm not in a place where I could appreciate Greek literature, hence I am at the disadvantage until I found the perfect translation or prefarably audible translation to accompany with the reading of the famed Orestian trilogy.

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