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Event Series Event Series: The Oresteia by Aeschylus *SOLD OUT*

The Oresteia by Aeschylus *SOLD OUT*

September 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Sold Out* – email to be added to the waitlist

featuring Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics


One of the founding documents of Western culture

Far more than the story of murder and vengeance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years.—Everyman’s Library

—At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of the cursed House of Atreus become locked into a deadly cycle of atrocities. To break the chain, their private vendetta must become public, as questions of guilt and justification are decided in the first ever homicide trial.—BBC Digital Audio

Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society.Penguin Classics

A huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be doneand continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.Oberon Classics


Meeting Date: Wednesdays, September 21 and 28

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


September 21, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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