House Of Atreus - ProProfs Quiz
Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon and queen of Mycenae (or sometimes Argos) in by Iphigenia's murder (and presumably the earlier murder of her first husband by Agamemnon, and her subsequent rape and forced marriage). Zeus is protector of sacred guest-host relationship (xenia). Paris's crime is to Agamemnon is killed by Clytemnestra who is killed by Orestes. A more detailed. A brief review quiz on the first half of the play by Aeschylus. Agamemnon and Menelaus. D. Clytemnestra and Iphigenia. E. Rizzoli and Isles.
Aegisthus saw his father Thyestes betrayed by Agamemnon's father Atreus Aegisthus was conceived specifically to take revenge on that branch of the family. In some later versions Clytemnestra helps him or does the killing herself in his own home. The best-known version is that of Aeschylus: Agamemnon, having arrived at his palace with his concubine, the Trojan princess Cassandrain tow and being greeted by his wife, entered the palace for a banquet while Cassandra remained in the chariot.
Clytemnestra waited until he was in the bath, and then entangled him in a cloth net and stabbed him. Trapped in the web, Agamemnon could neither escape nor resist his murderer. Meanwhile, Cassandra saw a vision of herself and Agamemnon being murdered. Her attempts to elicit help failed she had been cursed by Apollo that no one would believe her prophecies. She realized she was fated to die, and resolutely walked into the palace to receive her death.
After the murders, Aegisthus replaced Agamemnon as king and ruled for seven years with Clytemnestra as his queen. In some traditions they have three children: Clytemnestra was eventually killed by her son by Agamemnon, Orestes. The infant Helen was also killed. Aletes and Erigone grow up at Mycenae, but when Aletes comes of age, Orestes returns from Sparta, kills his half-brother, and takes the throne.
Orestes and Erigone are said to have had a son, Penthilus. Clytemnestra was killed by Orestes and the Furies torment him for this killing Appearance in later works[ edit ] She is one of the main characters in Aeschylus's Oresteia, and is central to the plot of all three parts.
She murders Agamemnon in the first play, and is murdered herself in the second.Oresteia - Clytemnestra Gloats over Agamemnon's Body
Her death then leads to the trial of Orestes by a jury composed of Athena and 10 Athenians in the final play. Alexandre Soumet 's tragedy Clytemnestre was successfully produced in The fictional protagonist Becky Sharp plays Clytemnestra in a charade described in chapter 51 of William M.
Thackeray 's novel Vanity Fair. The American modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham created a two-hour ballet, Clytemnestraabout the queen.
Agamemnon Review Quiz #1 - ProProfs Quiz
Most recently, playwright and actor Corey Allen wrote a contemporary adaptation of Aeschylus' earlier work entitled Clytemnestra. The story has also been adapted into an opera; Cromwell Everson a South African composer wrote the first Afrikaans operaKlutaimnestra, in Thyestes replaced Atreus as king and drove him into exile.
The Banquet of Atreus and the Curse of Thyestes. Atreus returned from exile and drove out Thyestes. Later he tricked him into returning by pretending to be reconciled, and invited him to a banquet.
At the sight of this crime, the sun hid and the heavens darkened. Thyestes cursed Atreus and left Mycenae. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; the Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Clytemnestra and Aegisthus; the Murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra. Together they murdered Agamemnon in the palace when he returned after the sack of Troy. She described the coming murders before entering the palace. With her support he entered the palace and there killed Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.
The Furies Pursue Orestes. He came to Delphi, where Apollo promised to protect him and ordered him to go to Athens. Orestes Acquited by the Areopagus.
Athena presided over the court, while the Erinyes prosecuted Orestes and Apollo defended him. The verdict of the jury of Athenian citizens was split, and Athena cast her deciding vote for acquittal. Later Orestes ruled over Argos and Sparta as well.