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Women in Greek Drama
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Klytaimestra The wife of king Agamemnon. In Aeschylus’ play Agamemnon (Oresteia) she takes a lover and kills her husband in the bath upon his return from Troy. In Choephoroi she is killed by her son Orestes.
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Electra Daughter of Agamemnon and Klytaimestra. She saves her brother Orestes as a baby, and waits for many years for revenge. Lonely and paranoid, but resolutely determined
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Antigone Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. She defies the order of Kreon not to bury her brother Polyneikes, motivated by religious duty. As a result she is buried alive.
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Medea The alien princess, wife of Jason. She is very jealous when ditched by Jason in favor of Kreousa, the princess of Corinth. She kills Kreousa, her father, and her children in order to punish her husband. Into magic and dark rituals. Wild and untamed.
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Alcestis Wife of kind Admettos, she willingly takes the
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Unformatted text preview: place of her dying husband. Thus she demonstrates strength and courage, instead of her husbands weakness, and the roles are reversed. She is the man in the relationship. Phaedra In Euripides play Hippolytos she falls in love with her husbands son, and when he refuses, she tells her husband that she was raped. Hippolytos is killed by a curse. Seneca Phaedra Lysistrata A strong woman who in quest for peace brings together all Athenian women. They deprive men of sex, until the sexually frustrated men break down and conclude peace with Sparta Ecclesiazousai Praxagora convinces Athenian women to disguise as men, go to the Assembly and vote to surrender the city to the women. Then she establishes an egalitarian, communist society, when all distinctions along lines of wealth and gender are eliminated....
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