Title: Agamemnon
Other Titles: The Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Authors: Aeschylus
Keywords: Ancient Greek tragedy;Ancient Greek drama;Agamemnon;Mycenean King;Oresteia
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Abstract: Aeschylus begins in Greece, describing the return of King Agamemnon from his victory in the Trojan War, from the perspective of the townspeople (the Chorus) and his wife, Clytemnestra. Dark foreshadowings build to the death of the king at the hands of his wife, who was angry that their daughter Iphigenia was killed so that the gods would restore the winds and allow the Greek fleet to sail to Troy. Clytemnestra was also unhappy that Agamemnon kept the Trojan prophetess Cassandra as his concubine. Cassandra foretells the murder of Agamemnon and of herself to the assembled townsfolk, who are horrified. She then enters the palace knowing that she cannot avoid her fate. The ending of the play includes a prediction of the return of Orestes, son of Agamemnon, who will seek to avenge his father. - Summary by Wikipedia
URI: https://tlor.svkos.cz/handle/123456789/326
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