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Agamemnon and His Children
Transcript of Agamemnon and His Children
Menelaus - Brother of Agamemnon. Wife gets kidnapped in Troy. She escaped and they lived happily ever after
Helen - Husband of Menelaus
Clytemnestra - Wife of Agamemnon. Kills Agamemnon at The House of Atreus for killing their daughter Iphigenia. Loved by Aegeus Aegeus - Lover of Clytemnestra. Kills Agamemnon at House of Atreus with Clytemnestra. Claims it was to get vengeance for Atreus who sent children to be killed
Agamemnon - Main character. Conquered Troy after being forced to kill his own daughter. Killed by wife and Aegeus upon return from Troy.
Orestes - Son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Escaped death as a child. Returned home to The House of Atreus with his friend Pylades. Kills both Aegeus and Clytemnestra to avenge his father.
Iphigenia - Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Killed by Agamemnon at The House of Atreus
Electra - Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Was made completely wretched instead of being killed.
Pylades - Friend of Orestes. Tells him to kill his mother in the end More Family Family Tree Agamemnon and his soldiers going to war In the first story Agamemnon is killed by Aegeus because of Aegeus' love for Agamemnon's wife. Agamemnon is avenged by his son, Orestes.
Agamemnon is killed by Aegeus because Agamemnon's wife was having an affair for ten years while Agamemnon was away at Troy for war. Agamemnon's wife has him killed so he stays out of her new relationship. Summary of first story In the second story, Agamemnon kills his daughter because he wants good winds for his trip to Troy.
When Agamemnon returns from his victory of the Trojan War, his wife welcomes him home, but later, she and Aegeus murder him as revenge for killing his eldest daughter as a sacrifice.
Clytemnestra and Aegeus are later killed by her son Orestes Summary of Second Story Aegeus killing
Agamemnon Agamemnon and his
children Clytemnestra killing Agamemnon Agamemnon -Agamemnon is the son of King Atreus and the husband of Clytemnestra, and later then later becomes king himself.
-He is the father of Iphigenia, Electra and Orestes
-He leaded the Greek army off to Troy to fight and win the Trojan War
- Killed by either his wife or Aegus, depending on the version Agamemnon and his daughter, Later on Agamemnon has to go to Troy. He
kills his daughter as a sacrifice which he thought would bring him good luck on his voyage to Troy Agamemnon and Troy -Wife of Agamemnon
- Has an affair with Aegeus in both versions, however kills Agamemnon in only one version
-mother of Orestes Clytemnestra Gold mask of Atreus, father of Agamemnon Electra and Orestes Iphigenia