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Electra

Electra

  

by Sophocles

Electra Betrayal Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used Lewis Campbell's translation.

Quote #1

THE OLD SLAVE
For we reach the bourn
Of far renowned Mycenae, rich in gold
And Pelops' fatal roofs before us rise (9-10)

Mycenae's great fortune has come at a great expense.

Quote #2

ORESTES
Thou, too, paternal hearth! To thee I come,
Justly to cleanse thee by behest from heaven. (69-70)

Yet in many ways Orestes ends up further tainting his home.

Quote #3

ELECTRA
While I behold the sky,
Glancing with myriad fires, or this fair day.
But, like some brood-bereavèd nightingale (105-8)

The "nightingale" refers to Procne, another girl from Greek mythology also consumed with eternal sorrow.

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