Agamemnon (Play)


The play Agamemnon was written by one of the greatest Greek tragedians Aeschylus (c. 525 – 455 BCE), “Father of Greek Tragedy.” Older than both Sophocles and Euripides, he was the most popular and influential of all tragedians of his era. Winning first prize at the Dionysia competition in 458 BCE, Agamemnon was the first play in a trilogy The Oresteia; the remaining two tragedies were Libation Bearers (Choephoroi) and Eumenides. As was common in many of the competitions, there was also a satyr play, the lost Proteus.

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