Aeschylus' "Agamemnon" is the first Greek tragedy in the famous Oresteia trilogy.
In this play, translated by the Classicist Gilbert Murray, King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with Cassandra, his slave. Cassandra has been granted the gift of prophecy but with the curse that no one will believe her visions. After she predicts that she and Agamemnon will be murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, she retires to the palace where the pair are killed.
Title: The Agamemnon Author: Gilbert Murray (translator), original author was Aeschylus. Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Publication Year: 1932 Pages: 91 Size:
This is a paperback edition of The Agamemnon, with blue paper covers and black text (title, author and publisher) on the front. On the back is a list of other translations by Murray, presumably from the same publisher.
There is some foxing on the pages, particularly on the first couple of pages and on the text block edges. However, the spine is in good condition with no signs of cracking or folding, and besides the foxing the pages are clean and free of pencil or pen marks.
On the first page is a small inscription in black ink that reads "Margaret Lycett 25-xii-33", suggesting that this is was a gift to "Margaret" during Christmas 1933.
Overall this is a lovely little edition of the Agamemnon and with a bit of careful handling should last for many more years on the shelf of a Classicist.