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Unformatted text preview: Agamemnon makes a triumphal entry in a chariot. Cassandra is at his side, and they are accompanied by attendants. The elders greet their king with a frank statement intended to avoid superfluous praise yet give him the honor to which he is entitled. They remind Agamemnon of their opposition to the war but express genuine pleasure that he is home again. The elders add that Agamemnon will soon learn who has been loyal and who disloyal during his absence. Agamemnon states that he will offer thanks to all the gods of Argos for his safe return and for their aid in conquering Troy. Everything that happens on earth, he says, is determined by the gods. Men must always remember to praise and thank them for their assistance. After the sacrifice, Agamemnon continues, he will act in accordance with the advice given by the elders and will convene an assembly of the people to settle all disputes and end dissension before trouble arises. convene an assembly of the people to settle all disputes and end dissension before trouble arises....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08