Agamemnon Essay

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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 of these is The Suppliant Maidens. The trilogy, Agamemnon, Choephore, and Eumendis, was not long before 458. Aeschylus acted in his own plays.
His family belonged to an old Athenian nobility and, as part of his duty, he …show more content…

However, they add an omen before she answers. They say that they say two eagles tear open a rabbit. The eagles represent Agamemnon and Menalaus and the rabbit represented Troy. However, the god of hunt, Aretmis, was angry for Zeus allowing the eagles to do this to the rabbits. He was going to require a sacrifice from Agamemnon. They then cogitate the fact that Zeus places suffering with attaining wisdom. They then tell a story that happened during the war. Agamemnon was forced to choose between his daughter and his war companions. Artemus would not grant favorable winds to the Greeks unless Agamemnon’s daughter was sacrificed. He chose to sacrifice her in the end. Agamemnon’s loyalty to his army exceeded his loyalty to his family.
The chorus attribute the victory over Troy to Zeus and not to Agamemnon. They say that excessive wealth, daring, and causal for many deaths are sins committed that will bring punishment. There is evidence for a course of action against Agamemnon. A herald comes to reassure the chorus and Clymenstra that the war was truly over but the whereabouts of Menalaus were unknown. He also states that the temples in Troy were destroyed which further brings down Agamemnon’s stature.
Agamemnon arrives with Cassandra, his newly captured servant, and is praised and put down for the war. He goes to thank the gods for the victory. His

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