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Book Basics

Author: Aeschylus

First Performed: 458 BCE

Type: Play

Genre: Tragedy

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The title Agamemnon refers to the play's ill-fated tragic hero. Interestingly, Agamemnon appears on stage only during his death scene. It may be argued Clytaemnestra is the play's more influential character.

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