Rebecca Cuba - Rebecca Cuba Classics Ancient Tragedies Prof Gosetti Agamemnon The Wives Roles Ancient tragedy plays are sometimes parts of a sequel

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Rebecca Cuba Classics: Ancient Tragedies  Prof. Gosetti Agamemnon The Wives Roles Ancient tragedy plays are sometimes parts of a sequel of stories. The play Agamemnon  is one of these Greek tragedies that are a part of a sequel. The Greek play Agamemnon is a  story of the journey of Agamemnon the king of Argo.  Agamemnon was away at war, the reason  for the war begins with Agamemnon's brother Menelaus. Menelaus' wife Helen eloped with  Paris, son of the Trojan king. Because of this one of the greatest wars of ancient time occur.  Agamemnon king of Argos agrees to accompany his brother in the war against the Trojans.  After years at war and a great defeat, Agamemnon returns to his homelands. Once he is home  he is betrayed and killed by his wife Clytemnestra.  Within this particular play the women play a  key role. The wives of the two kings play an even larger significant role. Within the play;  Agamemnon, the wives of the two kings are portrayed as the individuals that cause major  dilemmas, one wife is the reason for a horrific war, and the other kills her husband. 
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Rebecca Cuba - Rebecca Cuba Classics Ancient Tragedies Prof Gosetti Agamemnon The Wives Roles Ancient tragedy plays are sometimes parts of a sequel

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