3 Aeschylus, agamemnon Dramatis Personae Dramatis Personae Dramatis Personae Dramatis Personae Dramatis Personae A WATCHMAN CHORUS OF ARGIVE ELDERS CLYTEMNESTRA, wife of AGAMEMNON A HERALD AGAMEMNON, King of Argos CASSANDRA, daughter of Priam, and slave of AGAMEMNON AEGISTHUS, son of Thyestes ...
Agamemnon 4 WATCHMAN I pray the gods to quit me of my toils, To close the watch I keep, this livelong year; For as a watch-dog lying, not at rest, Propped on one arm, upon the palace-roof Of Atreus' race, too long, too well I know The starry conclave of the midnight sky, Too well, the splendours ...
1 Aeschylus' Clytemnestra versus her Senecan Tradition Edith Hall 1. Clytemnestra's gauntlet An unknown Etrurian sculptor in the second century AD decorated an alabaster urn with a scene in which Clytemnestra takes the principal role in the murder of Agamemnon ( fig. 1 ).
In the first of the three plays, Agamemnon , she awaits the return of her husband, Agamemnon, who has been fighting the war in Troy for ten years.
Aeschylus'Agamemnon: Myth to Tragedy Julian Fong January6,1998 Aeschylus'play Agamemnon is not the first rendition of the myth. The story of Agamemnon'shomecomingfrom Troy and subsequent murder is dealt within Homer, Pindar, Stesichorus, Hesiod, and other poets and was well-known to the Athenian ...
outright despises the king, proclaiming that "[he] hate[s] the man like the very Gates of Death" (9.378). On the other side of the war, though, not a single Trojan exists that does not respect and admire Hector.
AGAMEMNON “Many brave heroes lived before Agamemnon; but they are overwhelmed in unending night, unwept, unknown, because they lacked a sacred bard.” -Horace, Odes 4.9.25
1 AESCHYLUS. AGAMEMNON. CHARACTERS . A WATCHMAN CHORUS of twelve Elders of Argos. CLYTEMNESTRA, wife of Agamemnon. A HERALD AGAMEMNON, king of Argos . CASSANDRA, a princess of Troy
Aeschylus, Agamemnon . The Sacrifice of Iphigenia. ( Oresteia by Aeschylus, translated with notes by Peter Meineck, and introduction by Helene P. Foley.
Achilles • King of the Myrmidons • Great Greek Warrior in the Trojan War • Handsome • Invincible except for one fatal flaw- "Achilles' Heel" • Died in battle by arrow struck in you-know-where