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Upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War ten years later, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him.

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Electra convinces Euripdie that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. Euripides’ own recognition scene clearly parodies Aeschylus’ account. This page was last edited on 3 Julyat This is a mock-heroic allusion to a scene from Homer ‘s Odyssey.

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They tell Electra and Orestes that their mother received just punishment but their matricide was still a shameful act, and they instruct the siblings on what they must do to atone and purge their souls. Solmsen ; Tarkow ; Halporn Years before the start of the play, near the start of the Trojan Warthe Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia in order to appease the goddess Artemis. This article is about the play by Euripides.

After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about avenging the death of their father.


Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. In the OdysseyOrestes’ return to Argos and taking revenge for his father’s death is held up several times as a model for Telemachus’ behavior see Telemachy. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c.

The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in his stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast. In The Libation Bearers whose plot is roughly equivalent to the events in ElectraElectra recognizes her brother by a series of tokens: In other projects Wikisource.

As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear. Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec. Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as a child By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He recognizes Orestes because of the scar on his brow and the siblings are reunited.

For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon.

Euripides ‘ Electra Ancient Greek: While his sacrifice allowed the Greek army to set sail for Troyit led to a deep resentment in his wife, Clytemnestra. Electra Orestes Clytemnestra Castor Electra’s husband servants. Orestes keeps his identity hidden from Electra, claiming to be messengers of Orestes. Retrieved from ” https: The two leave the house, filled with grief and guilt. In Euripides’ play ff. When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat.


They begin to plot how they will murder both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. The peasant is kind to her and has respected her family name and her virginity. Orestes goes to confront Aegisthus while Electra sends the aged servant to tell Clytemnestra that she had a son ten days ago, knowing this eiripide bring Clytemnestra to her house.

Orestes, Electra and Hermes at Rlettra tomb.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra. In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores. Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn. As Clytemnestra approaches, Orestes begins to waver on his decision to murder their mother.

Library resources about Electra. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. At this point the aged euripids who brought Orestes to Phocis years before enters the play.