Perry James

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  • The Oresteia

  • By: Aeschylus, Yuri Rasovsky - adaptation from translation, Ian Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
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In The Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes the myth of the curse on the royal house of Argos. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. It ends with the trial of their son, Orestes, who slew his mother to avenge her treachery - a trial with the goddess Athena as judge, the god Apollo as defense attorney, and, as prosecutors, relentless avenging demons called The Furies.

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  • A Dramatic Trilogy for Both GODS and MEN.

  • By Darwin8u on 06-19-12

Great play!

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

Audible has helped me through my World Lit class this semester. The Oresteia was an example of reading that I had to do, but was having trouble keeping up. Well done, and I am so glad Audible has this type of Literature.