Electra (Murray)/Characters

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The Electra of Euripides  (1913)  by Euripides, translated by Gilbert Murray


Clytemnestra, Queen of Argos and Mycenae; widow of Agamemnon.

Electra, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.

Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, now in banishment.

A Peasant, husband of Electra.

An Old Man, formerly servant to Agamemnon.

Pylades, son of Strophios, King of Phocis; friend to Orestes.

Aegisthus, usurping King of Argos and Mycenae, now husband of Clytemnestra.

The Heroes Castor and Polydeuces.

Chorus of Argive Women, with their Leader.

Followers of Orestes; Handmaids of Clytemnestra.

The Scene is laid in the mountains of Argos. The play was first produced between the years 414 and 412 B.C.