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This is a mock-heroic allusion to a scene from Elfttra ‘s Odyssey. In the OdysseyOrestes’ return to Argos and taking revenge for his father’s death is held up several times as a model for Telemachus’ behavior see Telemachy. The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra. As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear.
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Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec. It is unclear whether it was first produced before or after Sophocles ‘ version of the Electra story. Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as slettra child Retrieved from ” https: Euripides’ own recognition scene clearly parodies Aeschylus’ account.
After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about avenging the death of their father. Orestes goes to confront Aegisthus while Electra sends the eurlpide servant to tell Clytemnestra that she had a son ten days ago, knowing this will bring Clytemnestra to her house. They begin to plot how they will murder both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra.
Orestes, Electra and Hermes at Agamemnon’s tomb. In Euripides’ play ff. Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey Library resources about Electra.
Electra Orestes Clytemnestra Castor Electra’s husband servants. Views Read Edit View history.
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Upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War ten years later, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him. Years before the start of the play, near the start of the Trojan Warthe Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia in order to appease the goddess Artemis. When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat.
For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. The peasant is kind to her and has respected her family name and her virginity. Orestes keeps his identity hidden from Electra, claiming to be messengers of Orestes. As Clytemnestra approaches, Orestes begins to waver on his decision to murder their mother. They tell Electra and Orestes that their mother received just punishment but their matricide was still a shameful act, and they instruct the siblings on what they must do to atone and purge their souls.
The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon.
This article is about the play by Euripides. While ekripide sacrifice allowed the Greek army to set sail for Troyit led to a deep resentment in his wife, Clytemnestra.
Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. At this point the aged servant who brought Eurlpide to Phocis years before enters the play.
In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores. Electra convinces Orestes that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in elsttra stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast.