Agamemnon: Key Quotations

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"That woman...
...she manouvres like a man" - The Watchman
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"A woman...
...manned by many" - The Chorus on Helen
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"The heart within them...
...screamed for all out war" - The Chorus
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"And now it goes as it goes...
...and where it ends is fate"
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"Memory womb of fury...
...child avenging fury" - on Clytaemnestra
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"There comes a...
...violent love"
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"And once he slipped his...
...neck into the strap of fate" - The Chorus on Agamemnon
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"But justice turns the balance scales...
...sees that we suffer and we suffer and we learn"
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"Just let no lust, no mad desire seize the armies to ravish...
...what they must not touch - overwhelmed by all they've won" - Clytaemnestra on Agamemnon's return
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"The avenging dead...
...may never rest"
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"Spoken like a...
...man, my lady"
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"A curse burns bright on crime - Full-blown...
...the father's crimes will blossom, burst into the son's" - The Chorus
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"He hoisted...
...the pickaxe of Zeus" - The Chorus on Agamemnon
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"That wounds the...
...heart with love"
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"But ancient violence longs to breed...
...new violence comes"
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"With justice I salute...
...my Argos and my gods" - Agamemnon
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"I am...
...human" - Agamemnon
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"Men, it is their nature, trampling on...
...the fighter once he's down"
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"We will set things right, with the...
...god's help. We will do whatever fate requires"
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"Done is...
...done" - Agamemnon
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"Our victims waiting...
...for the fire and knife"
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"Better to die on your...
...feet than live on your knees" - Cassandra
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"Give him the...
...royal welcome he deserves"
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...manned by many" - The Chorus on Helen

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"A woman...

Card 3

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...screamed for all out war" - The Chorus

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Card 4

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...and where it ends is fate"

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Card 5

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...child avenging fury" - on Clytaemnestra

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