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Orestes arrives in Mycenae accompanied by his old tutor and friend Pylades, all in disguise.Prologos
Electra and the Chorus discuss her father's death and her long mourning.Parados
After a prophetic nightmare about Agamemnon, Clytemnestra sends Chrysothemis to decorate his grave.Episode 1
Clytemnestra defends her murder of Agamemnon and tells Electra to stop mourning him.Episode 2
A messenger (Paedogogus) announces Orestes is dead; Clytemnestra is relieved; Electra despairs.Episode 2
Electra asks Chrysothemis to help avenge their father; Chrysothemis refuses and advises prudence.Episode 3
Orestes admits to Electra he's alive. They plan to carry out their revenge.Episode 4
Orestes kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.Exodos
|Prologos||Orestes arrives in Mycenae accompanied by his friend Pylades and his friend and former tutor, Paedagogus. All are in dis... Read More|
|Parados||Electra, dressed as a servant, comes out of the house, mourning her father as she has all the years since his death, abo... Read More|
|Episode 1||Electra recounts her mother's misdeeds. Not only did Clytemnestra murder her husband, but she and Aegisthus, who helped ... Read More|
|Stasimon 1||The chorus sings its assurances that justice will come to punish Agamemnon's killers. It then blames the family curse fo... Read More|
|Episode 2||Clytemnestra comes out of the palace and criticizes Electra for disobeying her when Aegisthus is away. Moreover, Clytemn... Read More|
|Stasimon 2||The chorus tries to comfort Electra, pointing out that another champion to avenge her father's death may arise. But Elec... Read More|
|Episode 3||Chrysothemis returns from their father's grave with joyous news: Orestes has returned. Electra scoffs. Chrysothemis expl... Read More|
|Stasimon 3||In its ode, the chorus wonders why humans do not care for their parents as birds do. It calls Electra "noble," "wise," a... Read More|
|Episode 4||Orestes arrives with Pylades and two attendants, one of whom carries a funeral urn. All are still in disguise. Orestes a... Read More|
|Stasimon 4||The chorus sings a short ode looking forward to the conclusion of the long pursuit of vengeance and justice. Read More|
|Exodos||Electra comes out of the palace and tells the chorus that Clytemnestra is decorating Orestes's urn for burial. Electra a... Read More|