AGAMEMNON OF AESCHYLUS Transcribed By Robert Browning

(London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1877).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSCRIPTION, made famous by the movie “The Browning Version”. Agamemnon is the first of the three plays within the Oresteia trilogy. It details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, from the Trojan War. After ten years of warfare, Troy had fallen and all of Greece could lay claim to victory. Waiting at home for Agamemnon is his wife, Queen Clytemnestra, who has been planning his murder. She desires his death to avenge the sacrifice of her daughter Iphigenia, to exterminate the only thing hindering her from commandeering the crown, and to finally be able to publicly embrace her long-time lover Aegisthus. Item #31406

[Browning, Robert]; Aeschylus, [525-456 B.C.]. THE AGAMEMNON OF AESCHYLUS Transcribed By Robert Browning (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1877).

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