Electra

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Author  Euripides
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   May 31, 2011
ISBN  1461067111
Pages  66

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Electra By Euripides King Agamemnon returns to Argos after his victory in the Trojan war. His wife Clymenestra and Aegisthus murder him. Then they get married. Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon is sent off to Phocis for safety by an old and faithful servant who fears that 2Aegisthus may murder him too. Electra, the daughter of Agamemnon stays in Argos. As she grows older she is made to marry a humble peasant so that she does not bear brave sons who would be powerful enough to avenge the death of Agamemnon. One day when Electra and her husband go out for work, Orestes and his friend Phylades come to the farm to search for her. They hear her singing a lament mourning the death of her father. A messenger interrupts her with the information that a festival in honor of Goddess Hera is to be held, and the maidens from Argive are to attend. Electra says that she prefers to be away from the pitying eyes of the people there. The messenger advises her to pay respects to the gods and to seek their help. (Monkeynotes)

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