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By wlectra this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: In the IliadHomer is understood to be referring to Electra in mentioning “Laodice” as a daughter of Agamemnon. Upon their arrival, Agamemnon and Cassandra were murdered, by either Clytemnestra herself, her lover Aegisthus or both.

Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods. Electda realizing who she is, though, Orestes reveals his identity to his emotional sister, who almost betrays his identity in her excitement and joy that he is alive. When Orestes was 20, the Oracle of Delphi ordered him to return home and avenge his father’s death.

Richard; Wilson, Peter ekectra The Songs of the Kings. The Chorus of the play, comprised in this case of the virgins of the Mycenae palace, is traditionally reserved and conservative, although this Chorus abandons its conventional stance to whole-heartedly support both Electra and the play’s final act of vengeance.


Electra (Sofocle)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Iphigenia in Tauris Electra electtra married Pylades. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus electrs Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. 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.

He lifts the veil to discover who it really is, and Orestes then reveals himself. It is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestesand the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra dofocle step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Electra – Wikipedia

Sfoocle Electra Chrysothemis old man Clytemnestra Aegisthus. Electra was not hounded by the Erinyes. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat They escort Aegisthus off set to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. In psychologythe Electra complex is named after her. Back to Top of Page. Johns Hopkins University Press.

The two met when Orestes and Pylades were brought to Iphigeneia to be prepared for sacrifice to Artemis. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. The Erinyes or Furies, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety, fulfill this curse with their torment.


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.

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. Electra and Orestes by Alfred Church. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Sofoclee 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.

Electradaughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, rescued her younger brother Orestes from her mother by sending him to Strophius of Phocis. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. Chrysothemis is less emotional and elextra detached than Electraand clings to the principle of expediency in the hopes of maximizing her own comfort and profit. Many scholars are divided over whether Electra ‘s victory over her mother represents the triumph of justice or the downfall even madness of Electra.

Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. When he came back, he brought with him his war prize, the Trojan princess Cassandrawho had already borne him twin sons. Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.

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