Electra by Sophocles

Electra or Elektra (Greek: Ἠλέκτρα / Ēlektra) is a Greek tragic play by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes (409 BC) and the Oedipus at Colonus (401 BC) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles' career. Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, it is based around the character of Electra, and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.

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Greek Tragedies, Volume 2 The Libation Bearers (Aeschylus), Electra (Sophocles), Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, & The Trojan Women (Euripides) Paperback 980786 $11.65 $1.10 1960
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 1012068 $2.99 $1.00 2009
Electra (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 803182 $14.90 $4.99 2001
Electra: Director's Playbook Edition Audible Audiobook 142450 $5.99 2017
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 133243 $8.42 $1.99 2008
Electra and Other Plays Paperback 1709985 $9.99 2019
Electra (Oberon Modern Plays) Paperback 3282073 $11.23 $7.02 2012
Electra (Focus Classical Library) Paperback 1111398 $4.55 $0.01 2008
Schenck's Official Stage Play Formatting Series: Vol. 48 Sophocles' ELECTRA: Four Versions Paperback 1554405 $9.95 2019
Electra (Plays for Performance Series) Paperback 1708236 $5.93 $3.49 1993
Electra Paperback 1663788 $3.99 $7.53 2014
Electra Kindle Edition 883101 2009
Electra Paperback 5272023 $4.26 $0.64 2009
Sophoclis Electra (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana) (German Edition) Paperback 5818523 $17.06 $0.81 1996
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 290234 $9.13 2008
Electra and Other Plays (Classics) Paperback 400129 $5.93 $0.01 1953
The Electra Plays (Translated & Annotated) Kindle Edition 304919 $9.20 2010
The Electra Plays: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles Hardcover 2868929 $34.20 $112.70 2009
Electra (Dodo Press) Paperback 9740277 $7.68 $12.05 2010
The Electra Plays Paperback 802856 $11.46 $3.10 2009
Clarissa Harlowe, or The History of a Young Lady Kindle Edition 444650 $1.99 2014
Electra (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 550702 $2.99 2014
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays: 2 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 707263 $8.09 2009
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 4352032 $61.14 $9.50 2009
Electra Paperback 8610269 $2.10 $5.00 2004
Electra (Oberon Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 234850 $10.99 2012
Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 444370 $1.99 2012
Electra Kindle Edition 907351 $3.99 2010
Electra: edited by R.C. Jebb Paperback 9202182 $24.69 2011
Electra (Plays for Performance Series) Hardcover 4711132 $9.45 $0.01 1993
Electra Paperback 7691397 $9.95 2009
Clarissa Harlowe: Or, The History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1 Paperback 4248143 $15.81 $1.40 2008
The Electra; Paperback 10328008 $16.13 $21.05 2010
Electra Hardcover 13945221 $27.95 $31.40 2010
Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 1425634 $1.30 $1.45 1995
Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 293626 2015
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 915042 $27.93 $18.50 1973
Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady, Volume 1 (of 9) Paperback 5229745 $13.45 $9.00 2007
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) Paperback 1117376 $53.12 $50.18 2011
Electra Paperback 1157743 $8.94 $9.12 2017
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) Hardcover 8270318 $143.18 $146.40 2007