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Electra

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By: (495-406 BC)

Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hungry for revenge and longs for the return of her brother Orestes to help her achieve her ends.

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SOPHOCLES

THE SEVEN PLAYS IN ENGLISH VERSE

BY LEWIS CAMPBELL, M.A.

HON. LL.D., HON. D.LITT. EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS HON. FELLOW OF BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORD

[Illustration: THE WORLD'S CLASSICS]

NEW EDITION, REVISED

HENRY FROWDE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS LONDON, NEW YORK AND TORONTO

SOPHOCLES

Born at Colonos probably 495 B.C. Died 406 B.C.

The present translation was first published in 'The World's Classics' in 1906.

Sie hören nicht die folgenden Gesänge, Die Seelen, denen ich die ersten sang.

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