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Electra – Sophocles – Ancient Greece – Classical Literature
Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. For other uses, see Electra Greek myth. She argues bitterly with her sister Chrysothemis over her accommodation with her father’s killers, and with her mother, whom she had never forgiven for the murder.
Mycenae, before the elecctra of the Pelopidae. In the IliadHomer is understood to be referring to Electra in mentioning “Laodice” as a daughter of Agamemnon. This page was last edited on sofofle Novemberat Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Electra as a person is very emotional and stubbornly devoted to the principles of justice, reverence and honour even if sometimes her grasp on these principles seems questionable.
Richard; Wilson, Peter Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. The Bacchae Alcmaeon in Corinth. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister.
Eight years later, Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes. When the messenger the old man of Phocis arrives with news of the death of Orestestherefore, Electra is devastated, although Clytemnestra is relieved to hear it.
When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandrahis wife Clytemnestra who has taken Agamemnon’s cousin Aegisthus as a lover kills them.
Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. When Aegisthus lifts the veil to discover his dead wife, Orestes reveals himself, and the play ends as Aegisthus is escorted off to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. Views Read Edit View history.
Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Sococle stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemisand her brother was Orestes. Clytemnestra had held a grudge against her husband for agreeing to sacrifice their eldest daughter, Iphigeniato Artemis so he could send his ships to fight in the Trojan war.
Electra then married Pylades. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Electra is one of the most popular mythological characters in tragedies.
Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay Clytemnestra. The Erinyes or Furies, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety, fulfill this curse with their torment. Their plan is to have the tutor announce that Orestes has died in a chariot race, and that two men really Orestes and Pylades are arriving shortly to deliver an urn with his remains. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes BC and the Oedipus at Colonus BC lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles’ career.
Translated by Kitto, H. In Iphigeneia in TaurisEuripides tells the tale somewhat differently. Orestes Electra Chrysothemis old man Clytemnestra Aegisthus.
Electra – Wikipedia
Roman writer Cicero considered Electra to be a masterpiece,  and the work is also viewed favorably among modern critics and scholars. In The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World DramaJohn Gassner and Edward Quinn argued that its “simple device of delaying the recognition between brother and sister produces a series of brilliant scenes dde display Electra’s heroic resolution under constant attack.
Back to Top sofoclf Page. Orestes arrives with his friend Pylades sofoce, son of Strophius, and a pedagogue, i. According to AeschylusOrestes saw Electra’s face before the tomb of Agamemnon, where both had gone to perform rites to the dead; a recognition took place, and they arranged how Orestes should accomplish his revenge.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestesand the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.
Electra or Elektra Ancient Greek: Where Aeschylus told the story with an eye to the ethical issues associated, Sophocles like Euripides addresses the problem of character, and asks what kind of woman would want so keenly to kill her mother. Views Read Edit View history.
This article is about the well-known mythological character Electra.
The Furies, appeased by the reunion of the family, abated their persecution. Upon their arrival, Agamemnon and Cassandra were murdered, by either Clytemnestra herself, her lover Aegisthus or both.