Learning Objectives

1.    Learn the myths of Tantalus and Pelops.

2.    Study the course of the curse as it moves into the generation of Atreus and Thyestes.

3.    Study the course of the curse as it moves into the generation of Agamemnon.

4.    Study the course of the curse as it moves into the generation of Orestes.

5.    Study the various and changing portrayals of Orestes and Electra:

a.     Aeschylus’ Libation Bearers

b.    Sophocles’

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c.   Euripides’

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