New PDF release: Orestes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

By Euripides

In keeping with the conviction that in simple terms translators who write poetry themselves can effectively recreate the prestigious and undying tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations sequence deals new translations that transcend the literal which means of the Greek as a way to evoke the poetry of the originals. lower than the editorship of Herbert Golder and the overdue William Arrowsmith, each one quantity incorporates a severe advent, statement at the textual content, complete level instructions, and a word list of the legendary and geographical references within the performs. Produced extra often at the historic degree than the other tragedy, Orestes retells with extraordinary recommendations the tale of the younger guy who kills his mom to avenge her homicide of his father. even though finally exonerated, Orestes turns into a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. near to destruction, he's kept in any case via Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. strong and gripping, Orestes sweeps us in addition to a momentum that beginning slowly, builds necessarily to at least one of the main impressive climaxes in all Greek tragedy.

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PYLADES What excuse did he reach for? That tells it all. ORESTES Onto the scene walked that old sire of such fine daughters. PYLADES You mean Tyndareos, furious, no doubt, because of Clytemnestra. 790 ORESTES Right. Menelaos preferred his "good graces" to my dead father. PYLADES And he refused, point blank, to share in your struggle? ORESTES He's not much with a spear, except among the ladies. PYLADES You are in trouble, then. But does death have to be the outcome? ORESTES That's for the people to decide.

We grieve for you, we mourn! Great human happiness cannot last— some god topples it, shakes the little sail and punches the boat over into the pounding waves, the swells of pain. Or could we honor some other house 350 more than this one, sprung from Tantalos and grown in the beds of the gods? CHORUSLEADER And now, here comes the king, Lord Menelaos. Enter MENELAOS with retinue. Welcome, O King, who launched the fleet of a thousand ships against Asia! No need to pray for good luck in your coming: it stands beside you.

ELECTRA My mother's grave, you mean—what for? HELEN . . to carry my libations and this offering of my hair? ELECTRA Shouldn't you pay respects, yourself, at the tomb of a loved one? no HELEN Well, I'm ashamed to show my face in this city. ELECTRA It's about time. You ran off in disgrace before. HELEN There's truth in what you say, but no consideration. ELECTRA So you feel shame among the Mycenaeans. I wonder why? HELEN I fear the fathers of the dead left at Troy. ELECTRA As well you may: they curse your name here in Argos.

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