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Clytemnestras role in Agamemnon Agamemnon is a great Greek tragedy play Its a story of the Trojan War which lasted for ten years and greatly influenced the future As true for any war not only the men took part in it Most of the women were somehow involved but each one from a different aspect of the war Each woman brought her own unique perspective Troy women such as Andromache Briseis Cassandra Creusa and more got to see the war first-hand Others like Clytemnestra Deidameia Laodamia and Penelope waited in distant lands for the war to end and some women took a more active stance in the war by wielding swords and fighting Penthesilea and the Amazons were the two women who participated in battle The Trojan War turned lives upside down and created a vast array of myths The Trojan War affected many women None were affected more than Clytemnestra Clytemnestra was the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda and therefore was Helens half-sister Her father betrothed her to Tantalus while she was still a virgin Because Tantalus was the son of Thyestes who was the king of Mycenae Clytemnestra automatically became a queen Soon after their marriage she gave birth to a son named Tantalus After the birth of their child Tantalus and his newborn were killed by Agamemnon who also obtained Clytemnestra as property from the man whom he just defeated This was the first real big tragedy in Clytemnestras life caused by Agamemnon After the death of her son and husband she saw Agamemnon become king She had three children with Agamemnon Iphigenia Electra and Orestes When the war began Agamemnon sacrificed Iphinia to Artemis so he could go to fight at Troy After the sacrifice of her daughter Clytemnestra was devastated and was furious with her husbands decision While Agamemnon was fighting at Troy Aegithus wooed Clytemnestra who succumbed to his advances According to the myth she
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