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Greek study guide. Oresteia Agamemnon Watchman- for the House of Atreus. assigned to watch for the signal of Troy’s fall from the roof of the palace. He is happy when Agamemnon returns, but also has a sense of foreboding. Chorus- of Argive elders. Elder citizens of Argos who are too old to fight in the Trojan war. Serve as advisors to Clytemnestra during Agamemnon’s absence. Provide commentary throughout the play. Foreshadow the king’s death. Discuss the dangers of human pride. Clytemnestra- queen of Argos. Ruled Argos in her husband’s absence. Plans his murder and does not feel guilty when he is dead. Is convinced it is achieving justice because Agamemnon killed her daughter. While Agamemnon is at war, she takes a lover- Aegisthus. Herald- of the Argive army. Brings the news of Agamemnon’s safe homecoming. Happy to see his home again, and brings back vivid descriptions of the war against Troy. Agamemnon- king of Argos. Husband of Clytemnestra. Commander of Greek armies during the siege of Troy. Sacrificed his daughter, in order to have a favorable wind on the way to Troy. While he was away, Clytemnestra plotted his death to avenge him killing their death. Appears briefly in the play and then dies. Cassandra- a Trojan captive, daughter of King Priam. Agamemnon brings her back from
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