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The first drama in Aeschylus's trilogy Oresteia, opens with the return of Agememnon from the Trojan War and closes with his murder by his wife, Clytemnestra, to avenge his sacrificing their daughter to the gods. This tragedy sets off a violent cycle of murder and revenge that plagues the house of Atreus. Aeschylus is considered the founder of Greek tragedy and the language, structure, and ideas have imparted lasting significance to his plays for centuries.
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