aeschylus agamemnon text and translation

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“Agamemnon” is the first of the three linked tragedies which make up “The Oresteia” trilogy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. Agamemnon was the ruler of Micenae, commander of Greek forces in the Trojan War. When Troja had fallen and the king returned with a glorious victory he was killed by his wife Clytemnestra. The play is remarkable for its symbolism and brilliant resolution. It reveals such themes, natural weakness of women, the impossibility to make out the right and the wrong, the conflict between the old and the new gods, the difficult nature of inheritance, the responsibilities it carries, and cyclical nature of blood crimes.
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