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1

Why is Clytemenstra angry at Amamemnon?

Because they sacrificed Clytemenstra's daughter to get the winds back after offending Artemis.

2

Who does Clytemnestra take as her lover?

Aegisthus

3

How does Clytemnestra kill Agamemnon?

She prepares him a hot bath, and kills him.

4

What does Cassandra see?

Cassandra is a prophet that noone believes and sees the death of Agamemnon and herself.

5

Who are the important children of Agamemnon? What happens to them?

Orestes is exiled after Agamemnon's death. Orestes and Electra.

6

How are Orestes and Electra reunited?

Electra wishes for Orestes, and wants to kill their mother.

7

Who kills Clytemenstra and Aegisthus?

Orestes.

8

Who pursue Orestes.

The Erinyes (furies).

9

Who intervenes and defends Orestes?

Apollo

10

Where does the first trial take place?

Athens.

11

Who is the judge of the trial and what is their verdict?

Athena decides that Orestes is innocent.

12

What happens to the furies?

They are changed into The Eumenides (kindly ones).

13

What do trials replace?

Replace the role of pursuing the offender.