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ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΔΡΑΜΑΤΟΣ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΑ

  • ΦΥΛΑΞ
  • ΧΟΡΟΣ ΓΕΡΟΝΤΩΝ ΑΡΓΕΙΩΝ
  • ΚΛΥΤΑΙΜΗΣΤΡΑ
  • ΚΗΡΥΞ
  • ΑΓΑΜΕΜΝΩΝ
  • ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΑ
  • ΑΙΓΙΣΘΟΣ
  • ΛΟΧΑΓΟΣ
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Agamemnon

Agamemnon

Characters of the Play

  • WATCHMAN, a slave of Agamemnon
  • CHORUS of elders of Argos
  • CLYTAEMESTRA, queen to Agamemnon
  • HERALD of Agamemnon’s army
  • AGAMEMNON, king of Argos (jointly with his brother Menelaus) and leader of the expedition against Troy
  • CASSANDRA, daughter of Priam king of Troy, and captive of Agamemnon
  • AEGISTHUS, cousin to Agamemnon, and lover of Clytaemestra
  • CAPTAIN of Aegisthus’ guards

The Oresteia, consisting of Agamemnon, Libation-Bearers, Eumenides, and the satyr-play Proteus, was produced in 458 bc.

Scene: Before the palace of Agamemnon and Menelaus at Argos.

The play begins with a watchman alone on the palace roof.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aeschylus-oresteia_agamemnon.2009