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Studio sull’ Elettra di Euripide. Catania (= Università di Catania. Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, 32) Id. Sulle interpolazioni nell’ „ Elettra“. Euripides: Electra, Commentary. Bryn Mawr Resolutions and Chronology in Euripides: the Fragmentary Tragedies. London: Studio sull ‘ Elettra di Euripide. Adkins, A.W.H. (), ‘Basic Greek Values in Euripides’ Hecuba and Hercules Furens’, cq Basta Donzelli, G. (), Studiosull’ Elettra di Euripide.

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In the OdysseyOrestes’ return to Argos and taking revenge for his father’s death is held up euripkde times as a model for Telemachus’ behavior see Telemachy. The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in his stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Electra (Euripides play) – Wikipedia

For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household euripdie. This is a mock-heroic allusion to a scene from Homer ‘s Odyssey. After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about avenging the death of their father. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as a child Euripides’ own recognition scene eettra parodies Aeschylus’ account.

For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. In Euripides’ play ff. Solmsen ; Tarkow ; Halporn Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey Electra convinces Orestes that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. The two leave the house, filled with grief and guilt. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister.


In The Libation Bearers whose plot is roughly equivalent to the events in ElectraElectra recognizes her brother by a series of tokens: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As Clytemnestra approaches, Orestes begins to waver on his decision to murder their mother. Orestes goes to confront Aegisthus while Electra sends the aged servant to tell Clytemnestra that she had a son ten days ago, knowing this will bring Clytemnestra to her house.

While his sacrifice allowed the Greek army to set sail for Troyit led to a deep resentment in his wife, Clytemnestra. It is unclear whether it was first produced before or after Sophocles ‘ version of the Electra story.

At this point the aged servant who brought Orestes to Phocis years before enters the play. Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn. The peasant is kind to her and has respected her family name and her virginity. This page was last edited on 3 Julyat Upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War ten years later, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him. Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec.

They begin to plot how they will murder both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat.


Orestes, Electra and Hermes at Agamemnon’s tomb. This article is about the play by Euripides.

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In other projects Wikisource. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Electra Orestes Clytemnestra Castor Electra’s husband servants.

They tell Electra and Orestes euriplde 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.

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He recognizes Orestes because of the scar on his brow and the siblings are reunited. Orestes keeps his identity hidden from Electra, eiripide to be messengers of Orestes.

Euripides ‘ Electra Ancient Greek: 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.

The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon.

As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear. The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra. Library resources about Electra.