The House of Atreus

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The House of Atreus  (1881) 
by Aeschylus, translated by E. D. A. Morshead

The House of Atreus is a translation of The Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus, which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. It is the only surviving example of a trilogy of ancient Greek plays. The Oresteia was originally performed at the Dionysia festival in Athens in 458 BCE, although the original performance was followed by a satyr-play, Proteus, which has not survived.

Excerpted from The Oresteia on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The text presented here is from the first edition of The House of Atreus printed in 1881. The second edition of 1889 is also available.


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