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Agamemnon returns from war and is slain by Clytemnestra and Aegistheus.Act 1
Orestes is spirited away. He is raised and educated in Athens.Act 1
Orestes, under a false name, arrives in Argos with his tutor.Act 1
Zeus tells Orestes to leave, but meeting Electra convinces him to stay.Act 1
Aegistheus presides over a sham ceremony in which the dead torment Argos.Act 2, Scene 1
Electra defies the king and the town by dancing at the ceremony.Act 2, Scene 1
Aegistheus banishes Electra on pain of death, but she refuses to leave.Act 2, Scene 1
Defying a sign from Zeus, Orestes resolves to kill the king and queen.Act 2, Scene 1
Zeus tells Aegistheus to kill Orestes because Orestes knows he is free.Act 2, Scene 2
Orestes kills an unresisting Aegistheus, then leaves Electra to murder Clytemnestra.Act 2, Scene 2
Orestes and Electra flee to the temple of Apollo.Act 2, Scene 2
The Furies tempt Electra to submit to their torture; she pledges herself to Zeus.Act 3
Orestes defies Zeus; the god can do nothing because his reign is ending.Act 3
Orestes announces he is king, takes the sins of Argos on himself, and leaves, pursued by the Furies.Act 3
|Act 1||Orestes and his tutor enter a fly-covered square in Argos, where a blood-smeared statue of the god Zeus stands. They try... Read More|
|Act 2, Scenes 1–2||The people of Argos gather before a tunnel, blocked by a boulder, that will soon be opened to flood the city with the ... Read More|
|Act 3||The scene opens with Electra and Orestes asleep but clinging to the statue of Apollo for sanctuary. Meanwhile the Furies... Read More|