Chapter 1 - Clytemnestra
• Clytemnestra beings her story by saying that she is acquainted with the smell of death.
• She gave orders for bodies to be left in the sun for a day or two until they became a stench.
• She talks about murder executed with a knife to the throat.
• Then Clytemnestra remembers what went before the bodies were set outside.
• Agamemnon asked Clytemnestra to come to him, and leave their 15-year-old daughter, Electra to rule with the help of the elders.
• He told her that he had arranged for their 16-year-old daughter, Iphigenia to be married to Achilles, one of his soldiers.
• Clytemnestra travelled to Agamemnon with Iphigenia and Orestes, her eight-year-old son.
• When she arrived, she learned from Achilles that Iphigenia was not to be married, but she was to be sacrificed.
• Agamemnon had consulted the gods, and he believed that in order to get the...
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