In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration.
- The Libation Bearers
- The Eumenides
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