Dokimasia Painter, Mixing bowl (calyx krater) with the killing of Agamemnon, Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 BC

Klytaimnestra, from The Oresteia, read by Wren Ross

This great wine bowl shows the murder of the ruler Agamemnon by his wife Klytaimnestra and her lover—the crucial event in Aeschylus’s dramatic trilogy The Oresteia. Listen to Klytaimnestra describe the deed in the translation by Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, read by Wren Ross.

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