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Considered as the founding work of history in Western literature, The Histories, were written in 440 BC. Herodotus' work serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time.
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.