Agamemnon, Third Reading

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CASSANDRA  [approaching the door then moving back in horror]       I cry for you, my father, your noble children. CHORUS LEADER       What's wrong? Why turn around in fear? CASSANDRA       This house . . . It’s horrific! CHORUS       Why call out in horror? Is there some vision       in your mind? CASSANDRA                                                 It's this house—       it stinks of murder, blood slaughter . . .                                        1550 CHORUS LEADER       No, no—that's the smell of sacrifice,                                                     [1310]       victims at the hearth. CASSANDRA                                                        That smell . . .       it's like an open grave . . .  CHORUS       Do you mean the splendid Syrian incense?       It's all through the house. CASSANDRA  [turning back to the palace doors]                                                       No. But I must go.       I'll lament my death, and Agamemnon's, too,       inside the house. Enough of living!       Alas, my friends, I'm not holding back in fear,       like some bird trapped in bushes. I want you       to witness how I went to meet my death,                                     1560       when for me another woman will be killed,       a man will die for one who married evil.       This is my last request before I die.                                                       [1320]
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CHORUS LEADER       I pity you, poor creature, and your death,       which you have prophesied. CASSANDRA                                                        One last time        I feel the urge to speak, not sing a dirge       about my death. I pray to the sun,       here in the light of his most recent day,       that those who carry out revenge for me       will make my enemies pay with their blood                                  1570       for butchering a slave, an easy victim.       Alas, for human life. When things go well,
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