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Electra has been cast out of the royal house and married to a peasant. She deeply resents that her mother Clytaemestra sent her away. When she's reunited with her brother, Orestes, the two avenge the death of their father, Agamemnon. They kill the two people who murdered him: Aegisthus and their mother, Clytaemestra.
Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides based upon the myth of Jason and Medea. It centers on the actions of Medea, princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and Jason's wife. As Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth, Medea takes vengeance by killing Jason's new wife as well as her own children.
Sappho was a Greek lyric poet from the island of Lesbos. She was known in Antiquity as a great poet. Plato referred to her as «the tenth Muse». Although it is said that her work filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library of Alexandria, only a small and fragmented body of her poetry survived to the present day.
Hesiod (c. 700 BC) is one of the early Greek Epic poets. Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs while modern scholars refer to Hesiod as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.
The «Iliad» is an ancient Greek poem in dactylic hexameter (also called «heroic hexameter») attributed to Homer. The Iliad is first known literature of Europe, the first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war. Iliad contains 15.693 lines and is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek and other Greek dialects.