Agamemnon: A New English Version in Syllabic Verse

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The Agamemnon is the first play of the Oresteia trilogy, which won Aeschylus a first prize in 458 BCE. It presents the return of Agamemnon to his home in Argos after the fall of Troy, as his victorious homecoming soon gives way to the horrors of an ancient curse and the consequences of vengeance. With its accounts of war, sacrifice, confessions, prophecy, and prayer, this tragic drama begins both a brutal and compassionate journey toward redefining justice. Through the use of syllabic verse, this new version maintains an organic link with the original Greek text, while recreating the music of poetry in contemporary speech for reading and performance.

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Peter Vincent Arcese is a poet, playwright, photographer, and attorney. His play, The Breakfast, was presented at the Douglas Fairbanks Studio Theatre in New York City as part of the second annual International Off Festival. He teaches courses in Literature and the Humanities at New York University where he is adjunct assistant professor.

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"Brilliant translation of Agamemnon by Aeschylus--rhythmic, innovative, yet true to the letter of the text...a stunning job." -- William Packard, editor, New York Quarterly

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