Clytemnestra, adulteress and murderess

During the Trojan War, Clytemnestra, the Queen of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s wife, became the lover of Aegisthus, cousin of the king.  Agamemnon was killed after returning home. Years later the lovers were killed by Orestes, who would be saved from death by his sister Electra.

Durante a guerra de Troia, Clitemnestra, rainha de Micenas e mulher de Agamémnon, tornou-se amante de Egisto, primo do rei. Mataram Agamémnon após regresso a casa. Anos mais tarde os amantes foram mortos por Orestes, o qual seria posteriormente salvo da morte por sua irmã Electra.

Choephoros painter (4th century BC)-'Orestes, Electra, and Hermes at the tomb of Agamémnon'-Lucanian-(red-figure)-pelike-(380-370 BC)    Paris-Musée du Louvre (K 544)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)-'the remorse of Orestes pursued by the Furies'-oil on canvas-1862    Norfolk (Virginia)-Chrisler collection

Charles Auguste van den Berghe (1756-1836)-'Egisthus, believing he has found the body of Oretes, to his surprise finds Clytmnestra'-oil on canvas    Private collection

Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774-1833)-'murder of Agammemnon, Clytemenestra hesitates before keeping the sleeping Agamemnon. On the left Aegisthus urges her on'oil on canvas-1817    Paris-Musée du Louvre

John Dowman (1750-1824)-'the ghost of Clytemenestra awakening the Furies'-oil on canvas

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