Set in Argos before the royal palace, Agamemnon concerns the return of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War, and his eventual death at the hand of his wife, Clytemnestra. While pretending to love him, she is secretly furious that he has sacrificed their daughter, Iphigenia. Furthermore, Agamemnon has brought home a slave and concubine, the prophetess Cassandra, who threatens Clytemnestra's standing as his wife. Eventually, Clytemnestra murders Agamemnon in the bath. Agamemnon is the first part of Aeschylus' Oresteia.
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