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Aeschylus, Agamemnon 681–716

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This chapter talks about the play of Aeschylus: Agamemnon. It deals specifically with the lines 681-716 of Agamemnon. The theme of this first part of the Second Stasimon of Agamemnon is the ruination effected by Helen's sailing to Troy as Paris' bride, beginning with reflection upon the aptness of her name. Text and metre are tolerably secure in the opening and concluding parts of both strophe (681-98) and antistrophe (699-716), now that we have West's convincing treatment of the corrupt tradition at 714- 15.

Keywords: Agamemnon 681-716; Aeschylus; Helen; Troy



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