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In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines 3 diverse models of the tragedy of the home of Atreus ― A iskhylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra and Euripides' Orestes. After the homicide of her daughter Iphigeneia by way of her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's activities, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's demise with assistance from his sister Elektra. in any case, Orestes is pushed mad by way of the Furies for his bloody betrayal of relations. Condemned to dying by way of the folk of Argos, he and Elektra needs to justify their activities ― or flout society, justice and the gods.

Carson's translation combines modern language with the conventional buildings and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, commencing up this historical story of vengeance to a latest viewers and revealing the basic wit and morbidity of the unique performs.

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