The Literary Arlen Specter
From the Oresteia of Aeschylus, trans. Arlen Specter:
[Enter Chorus of Argive elders, very old men who carry staves to help them stand up. As they speak, servants come out of the palace and light oil lamps in offering to the statues of the gods outside the palace doors.]
But when Agamemnon strapped on the harsh yoke of necessity, his spirits changed, and his intentions became profane, unholy, unsanctified. He undertook an act beyond all daring.
Troubles come, above all, from delusions, inciting men to rash designs, to evil. So Agamemnon steeled his heart to make his own daughter the …