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Libation Bearers – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2018-04-23T08:14:56-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Libation Bearers: Orestes This is the second of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. Some time has passed since the murder of Agamemnon. Agamemnon's children, Orestes and Electra, have grown up with their mother Clytemnestra and their stepfather Aegisthus. But they are very unhappy, because they know their [...]

Eumenides – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2018-04-23T08:13:25-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Orestes kills Clytemnestra The Eumenides is the third of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. When Orestes kills his mother, Clytemnestra, the Furies (the Eumenides: you-MEN-ih-dees) attack him because he has done such a terrible thing. You might say he begins to go crazy with the horror of [...]