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Choephori Produced in 458 BC, Aeschylus Choephori stands as the second play in the Oresteian trilogy The bloodshed begun in the first play with the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra is here continued when Agamemnon s son Orestes avenges his father s death by killing Clytemnestra It is not until the third and final play, Eumenides, that peace is restored to the family of the Atreiadae This edition first published in hardback in 1986 takes into account the large amount of recent research on the play and tackles the problems presented by an unusually corrupt text The introduction discusses the pre Aeschylean Orestes tradition in literature from Homer to Pindar and art representations on vases and reliefs , as well as the place of Choephori within the Oresteia, its imagery and dramatic structure, the questions of staging the play, and the manuscript tradition Much of the commentary looks at problems of style, dramatic technique, and interpretation of the play, and before each scene is discussed an analysis of its contribution to the drama as a whole is supplied The text and critical apparatus reproduced are those of D L Page Oxford Classical Texts.

3 thoughts on “Choephori

  1. Timothy Doran Timothy Doran says:

    Note for those who do not know this edition is in ANCIENT GREEK and if you do not know that language, you may wish to buy a translation instead, such as Latti or Lloyd Jones or Loeb Library s Smyth This is not a translation but an edition of the text with a long and detailied commentary on said text This semester we read selected long passages from the entire Oresteia in Greek We read a lot than half of the entire trilogy, and for me, a second year Greek student, the experience was very intense an

  2. Mathetes Mathetes says:

    This is a review of the specific edition of Aeschylus Choephori edited by Anthony Bowen I trust will file it correctly The Product Review and the first Customer Review for this book refer to the edition by A.F.Garvie.The Bowen book consists of the Greek text and some 160 pages of commentary There is no translation into English There is no introduction, the author chooses rather to put such historical, literary and cultural matter into the commentary at the points where it is most relevant I like that ap

  3. Paul Austin Paul Austin says:

    The notes are quite specific the buyer must be able to read classical Greek.

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