Aeschylus' Oresteia

  • Good basic information on Greek tragedy

  • Background Mythology: the House of Atreus:
  • Mythological Background to the Trilogy by John Porter
  • Genealogical Diagram and capsule summary (irritatingly cute but not inaccurate)
  • Images from Princeton's CLA 212 page (restricted)
  • Good Short life of Aeschylus see "Aeschylus (4)"

  • Articles on the Areopagus from Encyclopaedia Brit:
  • Its nature and Early History
  • Its reform at the time of Aeschylus
  • The Areopagus and Orestes

  • Some study questions on the Oresteia

  • The Oresteia Outline of some themes.

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