AESCHYLUS: The Libation Bearers

Welcome to Part Two of this series on Aeschylus’ Oresteia. In this video we will discuss the second play of the Tragic Trilogy – the Libation Bearers. Continue reading

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AESCHYLUS: Agamemnon

The Oresteia is the only surviving trilogy of Ancient Greek Tragedy. The trilogy was written by Aeschylus, and it was first performed in 458 BC during the festival of Dionysus in Athens, where it won first prize. In this three part video series, we will provide brief summaries of the three plays, and also explore the themes of Revenge, Justice, and Fate. Continue reading