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The Libation Bearers | Suggested Reading


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

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Foley, Helene P. Female Acts in Greek Tragedy. Princeton UP, 2003.

Mace, Sarah. "Why the Oresteia's Sleeping Dead Won't Lie, Part II: 'Choephoroi' and 'Eumenides.'" The Classical Journal, vol. 100, no. 1, 2004, pp. 39–60.

Peradotto, John J. "Some Patterns of Nature Imagery in the Oresteia." The American Journal of Philology, vol. 85, no. 4, 1964, pp. 378–93.

Wiles, David. "The Staging of the Recognition Scene in the Choephoroi." The Classical Quarterly (New Series), vol. 38, no. 1, 1988, pp. 82–85.

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