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  • Trilogy Of Revenge Between Agamemnon
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    Aeschylus was born in Eleusis, a Greek town near Athens, in 525 B.C. He was the first of the great Greek tragedians, preceding both Sophocles and Euripides, and is often credited with inventing tragic drama. Prior to Aeschylus, plays were primitive, consisting of a single actor and a chorus offering commentary. In his works, he added a "second actor" (often more than one) thus creating endless new dramatic possibilities. He lived until 456 B.C., fighting in the wars against Persia, and attaining...
  • Story Of Agamemnon And His Brother Menelaus
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    Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first book in the Orestiean Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer, Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with Agamemnon, the king of Argos, away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king's welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city, watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and Agamemnon's return. Beacons are s...
  • Agamemnon And Menalaus And The Rabbit
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    Aeschylus was born in 525 B.C. and died in 466 B.C. He was the first of the three Athenian dramatists, the other two being Sophocles and Euripides. The first of Aeschylus' plays were laid open in 499. He was established as the founder of tragedy, according to Aristotle. He diminished the importance of the chorus and introduced a second actor. Between the years of 484 and 458, he won awards at the festival in the City Dionysia. He wrote more than ninety plays, but only seven survive. The oldest o...
  • Agamemnon's Boastful Pride
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    As humans we are gifted (or cursed depending on how you look at it) with certain inescapable traits. Homer does an excellent job showing the traits through the heroes of the Iliad. This essay will discuss how the basic human nature of a few of Homer's characters determines their fate. Everybody knows that no one is perfect. Even the mythological men and women that Homer writes about make mistakes. In book one Agamemnon refuses to give Chryseis back to her father, a mistake that causes Apollo to ...
  • Known For His Tragic Characters And Agamemnon
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    Agamemnon is the first part of the trilogy Oresteia. It was written by Aeschylus who is often called "Father of Tragedy" in literature. Aeschylus is one of the greatest Greek writers in history. He presented audiences with the "second actor" for more complex stories. He is also known for his tragic characters and Agamemnon is no exception. He possesses all the characteristics and ultimately the fate of the majority of tragic characters, death. Agamemnon is the King of Argos who is coming back fr...

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