Several days have gone by. The elders chatter excitedly together about the rumors that are spreading through the news-starved city now that everyone knows that the war is over. They begin to doubt Clytaemestra's information and suspect that she has been guilty of feminine impetuosity in announcing the war's end. At this moment, a herald enters bringing definite news that the war is over. Agamemnon and the army have just landed on the beach below the city and he has been sent ahead with the message. The herald tells the elders of his happiness at being home again and describes the hardships that the army endured during the long siege. He gives an unromantic and bitter account of the war, then tells about the destruction of Troy and mentions that the temples of the fallen city were desecrated by the victorious army. The elders welcome the herald and express joy at his news. They hint that affairs in Argos are in bad
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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.