64. Electra by Sophocles (405 BC)

Plot: The background of this story has Agamemnon returning from the siege of Troy only to fall victim to his murderous wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. 364 more words

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63. Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles (406 BC)

Plot : Exiled Oedipus, aged and blinded, and supported only by his younger daughter Antigone, finally reaches Colonus, an outlying village near Athens, seeking refuge in his dying days. 573 more words

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62. Orestes by Euripides (408 BC)

Plot : Back to the events of The Oresteia where Agamemnon returned from the Trojan War only to be murdered by his unfaithful wife Clytemnestra (Helen’s sister), who in turn is put to death by their son Orestes. 350 more words

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61. The Cyclops by Euripides (408 BC)

Plot :

Odysseus on his way home from the War

seeking provisions and water comes ashore

But falls foul of the giant Cyclops,

who eats two of the crew but then stops… 614 more words

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60. Philoctetes by Sophocles (409 BC)

Plot :

Philoctetes, arms bearer to Heracles and one of Helen’s suitors, was on his way to fight in the Trojan War when he stopped to visit the temple of the goddess Chryse and was bitten on the foot by a venomous snake, either the guardian of the temple or an agent of Hera’s revenge on Heracles. 412 more words

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59. The Phoenician Women by Euripides (410 BC)

Plot

Sons of the doomed Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, agree to share the throne of Thebes in yearly cycle. Younger brother Polyneices agrees to go into exile for the first year, but on his return to claim his turn on the throne, Eteocles denies him and sends him away. 580 more words

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58. Lysistrata, by Aristophanes (411 BC)

Plot : The Athenian woman Lysistrata hatches a plot with her friends and the other wives and lovers of Athenian and Spartan men, to refuse sex with them until the War can be ended. 199 more words

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