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Thyestes curses the House of Atreus.Prologos
Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War.Prologos
Clytaemnestra murders Agamemnon.Prologos
Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus seize power.Prologos
Apollo orders Orestes to avenge his father.Prologos
Orestes returns to Argos.Prologos
Electra pours libations over her father's grave.Episode 1
Electra and Orestes are reunited.Episode 1
Orestes murders Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra.Episode 3
The Furies begin to pursue Orestes.Exodos
|Prologos||The play begins several years after Agamemnon's murder and the end of the Trojan War. Agamemnon is buried in Argos. As t... Read More|
|Parodos||The chorus members, slave women working at the Argos royal palace, have been sent to take "libations for the dead." They... Read More|
|Episode 1||Electra asks the Chorus what she should say to pay tribute to her father as she pours libations. She's not strong enough... Read More|
|Stasimon 1||The Chorus describes horrors found in nature. They fear "monsters" in the sea, "fiery lights" in the sky, and storms. Bu... Read More|
|Episode 2||Orestes, in disguise, knocks on the door of the Argos royal palace with Pylades. After he knocks three times, a servant ... Read More|
|Stasimon 2||The chorus asks Zeus to restore the house of Atreus and deliver justice. They compare Orestes to an "orphan colt" and im... Read More|
|Episode 3||Aegisthus enters from inside the palace. He's been told travelers have come with the news of Orestes's death—one more bu... Read More|
|Stasimon 3||The Chorus Leader grieves the deaths of Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus, but she's glad Orestes, the longsuffering hope of t... Read More|
|Exodos||The palace doors open again. Orestes and Pylades stand beside the dead bodies of Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus. Attendants... Read More|