Electra

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Nick Hern, 2004 - Drama - 72 pages
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Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful.

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About the author (2004)

Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford, Hugh Lloyd-Jones was knighted in 1989.

J. Michael Walton is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Drama at Hull University.

Marianne Macdonald was born in Canada and lived there until the age of twenty, when she went to Oxford to do graduate work. She has lived in England ever since, pursuing an academic career nutil she retired to focus on writing and acting. "Die Once" is the sixth book in her Dido Hoare series.

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