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Agamemnon

Aeschylus

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Fitts, Dudley. Four Greek Plays. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1964.

Hamilton, Edith. Three Greek Plays. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1965.

Lattimore, Richard, translator. The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, in Greek Tragedies, Volume I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. (All quotations are taken from this translation.)

Norwood, Gilbert. Greek Tragedy. New York: Hill and Wang, 1960.

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How does Aeschylus build intense dramatic suspense around Agamemnon's home coming in the play Agamemnon?

by touhidsm, May 06, 2014

Answer: Agamemnon is treated as the masterpiece of Aeschylus. In it the action takes place before the palace of Agamemnon in Argos at the time of his victorious return from the Trojan War. Besides, the grand theme of the play based on sin, murder, punishment and a fatalistic conception of human life', the intense dramatic suspense around Agamemnon's homecoming occupies an important theme of the play. >>> Read the full answer at

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How does Aeschylus build intense dramatic suspense around Agamemnon's home coming in the play Agamemnon?

by touhidsm, May 06, 2014

Answer: Agamemnon is treated as the masterpiece of Aeschylus. In it the action takes place before the palace of Agamemnon in Argos at the time of his victorious return from the Trojan War. Besides, the grand theme of the play based on sin, murder, punishment and a fatalistic conception of human life', the intense dramatic suspense around Agamemnon's homecoming occupies an important theme of the play. In order to create this dramatic suspense, Aeschylus imposes his creative and dramatic genius and we see how he was interested to represent thi

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Character of clytemnestra in the play Agamemnon

by touhidsm, May 12, 2014

Answer: Agamemnon is the first play in a trilogy of tragedies by Aeschylus entitled the Oresteia. Even though Agamemnon gets a shout-out in the play's title, Clytemnestra may well be its most interesting character. By interesting, we don't mean likable – after all, technically speaking, she is a liar, a two-timer, and a murderer. But maybe that's just part of her charm. We'd better explain. The first thing we learn about Clytemnestra is from the Watchman in the opening scene of the play. He isn't her biggest fan, though he doesn't give us ... Read more

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