Classical Studies 2301A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Thyestes, Clytemnestra, Aegisthus

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Title the title of the whole trilogy is the oresteia or aes(cid:272)hylus(cid:859) oresteia, but not aes(cid:272)hylus(cid:859) the oresteia: the individual plays are the agamemnon, the libation bearers, and the eumenides. Author aeschylus is the usual spelli(cid:374)g of the author(cid:859)s (cid:374)a(cid:373)e, (cid:271)ut you (cid:373)ay see other (cid:272)orre(cid:272)t spelli(cid:374)gs occasionally, including (cid:862)aiskhylos,(cid:863) which is a more direct transliteration from the greek alphabet. Date aeschylus first produced the trilogy in 458 bce (~20 years after persian wars) Location aeschylus lived in athens, and although he sometimes traveled to sicily to present his plays, he first presented the oresteia in athens. Language aeschylus wrote in ancient greek, and specifically in the dialect of attic greek, which was the. There is a connection between the arts and politics: The dionysia was a large festival in ancient athens in honor of the god dionysus, consisting of theatrical performances.

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