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    • The Oresteia

    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Dramatic Trilogy for Both GODS and MEN.

    • By Darwin8u on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Prometheus Bound

    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A one-man show

    • By Tad on 12-20-10

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Three Greek Tragedies

    • By: Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Blood, gore, thrills, chills, and romance abound in these plays by three of the great Greek authors. Included are "Medea" by Euripides; "Antigone" by Sophocles; and "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes assigned Greek tragedy reading bearable!!!

    • By Kimberly on 01-13-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Agamemnon (Director's Playbook Edition) (Annotated)

    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Considered the greatest surviving work by the "father of tragedy" is the classic tale of King Agamemnon as he returns from Troy victorious in battle but with a wife whose reaction to her son's sacrifice has led her to harbor a burning and hidden resentment toward him.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Persians

    • Translation by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Persians: A Translation from Aeschylus There is no drama where the total multiplicity of horror in defeat is more cogently presented than in the Persians by Aeschylus, who fought in the Athenian triumph at Salamis, where the Persian fleet was rammed and wrecked.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Garbage

    • By Nancy on 09-25-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Suppliants

    • Translated by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light (translator)
    • Narrated by: Beth Bostic
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The fifty daughters of Danaos have with their father fled by ship from Egypt, escaping compulsatory marriage with their fifty cousins, the sons of Aegyptos. They arrive in Argos, where, by supplication to the king and people, they seek refuge from their cousins, who sailed in pursuit. Their devout abhorrence of the marriage is the weightiest theme of the play.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Prometheus Bound

    • Director's Playbook Edition
    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Aeschylus, the father of tragedy, paints a gripping portrait of Prometheus - bound to a cliff face and sentenced to an eternity of punishment for defying the almighty Zeus out of his compassion towards humanity.

    Regular price: $6.95