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Eumenides

Written on October 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm, by

Eumenides By Aeschylus  Written 458 B.C.E Translated by E. D. A. Morshead ‘Eumenides’ is the finale in Aeschylus’ dark trilogy. Chased by the maddening furies, the mother killing Orestes pleads to the gods for resolution. Dramatis Personae THE PYTHIAN PRIESTESS APOLLO ORESTES THE GHOST OF CLYTEMNESTRA CHORUS OF FURIES ATHENA ATTENDANTS OF ATHENA TWELVE ATHENIAN

Choephori

Written on October 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm, by

The Choephori By Aeschylus  Written 450 B.C.E Translated by E. D. A. Morshead ‘The Choephori’, second in Aeschylus’ trilogy, is about a honorable son who avenges his father by committing matricide before going mad. Dramatis Personae ORESTES, son of AGAMEMNON and CLYTEMNESTRA CHORUS OF SLAVE WOMEN ELECTRA, sister of ORESTES A NURSE CLYTEMNESTRA AEGISTHUS AN

Agamemnon

Written on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm, by

Agamemnon   By Aeschylus   Written 458 B.C.E   Translated by E. D. A. Morshead   Agamemnon, a returning hero from the Trojan war, is in for a surprise when he returns to his plotting wife. Dramatis Personae  A WATCHMAN CHORUS OF ARGIVE ELDERS CLYTEMNESTRA, wife of AGAMEMNON A HERALD AGAMEMNON, King of Argos CASSANDRA, daughter