CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY
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.