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Eumenides | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Aeschylus' Eumenides. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Eumenides that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Fletcher, Judith. "Polyphony to Silence: The Jurors of the Oresteia." College Literature, 22 Mar. 2014.

Krapp, John. "Ideology, Rhetoric, and Blood-Ties: From the Oresteia to The Godfather." Mosaic (Winnipeg) 1 Mar. 1999.

Otis, Brooks, and E. Christian Kopff. Cosmos & Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus. U of North Carolina P, 1981.

Widzisz, Marcel Andrew. Chronos on the Threshold: Time, Ritual, and Agency in the Oresteia. Lexington, 2012.

Zeitlin, Froma. "The Dynamics of Misogyny: Myth and Mythmaking in the Oresteia." Arethusa, vol. 2, 1978.

Zelenak, Michael X. Gender and Politics in Greek Tragedy. Lang, 2005.

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