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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Electra (Oberon Classics) Paperback 3012170 $13.61 $12.26 2018
Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady Volume 1 Paperback 13636283 $7.09 2013
Electra: Director's Playbook Edition Audible Audiobook 142450 $5.99 2017
Antigone and other Tragedies: Antigone, Deianeira, Electra (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 4229196 $13.78 2020
Electra (Dodo Press) Paperback 9740277 $7.68 $12.05 2010
The Electra of Sophokles. with Introduction, Notes, and Appendices (Ancient Greek Edition) Paperback 1616914 $14.95 2016
Clarissa Harlowe, or The History of a Young Lady Kindle Edition 444650 $1.99 2014
Electra (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 550702 $2.99 2014
Electra Paperback 8610269 $2.10 $5.00 2004
Electra (Oberon Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 234850 $10.99 2012
Electra Kindle Edition 907351 $3.99 2010
Electra: edited by R.C. Jebb Paperback 9202182 $24.69 2011
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 4611554 $63.00 $3.46 2009
Electra Kindle Edition 1022904 $3.94 2022
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Hardcover 7310245 $25.00 1973
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) Kindle Edition 293626 2015
Clarissa Harlowe or the History of a Young Lady, Volume 1 (of 9) Paperback 5229745 $13.45 $9.00 2007
Electra Kindle Edition 1170756 $3.99 2021
Electra (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 1005773 $15.16 $3.20 2001
Electra and Other Plays Paperback 1024805 $75.25 $0.59 1953
Electra Paperback 1157743 $8.94 $9.12 2017
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) Hardcover 8270318 $143.18 $146.40 2007
Electra Paperback 1663788 $3.99 $7.53 2014
Electra Kindle Edition 632142 $3.99 2022
Electra (Focus Classical Library) Paperback 1111398 $4.55 $0.01 2008
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 433794 $9.95 $3.23 2009
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 915042 $27.93 $18.50 1973
Sophocles: Electra (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) Paperback 1117376 $53.12 $50.18 2011
The Plays. Part 6: The Electra: With Critical Notes, Commentary and Translation in English Prose Paperback 6319507 $21.37 2020
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 3828809 $9.40 $1.57 1953
Electra and Other Plays Paperback 1709985 $9.99 2019
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 290234 $9.13 2008
The Electra Plays Paperback 802856 $11.46 $3.10 2009
The Electra Plays: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles Hardcover 2868929 $34.20 $112.70 2009
The Electra Plays (Hackett Classics) Kindle Edition 963972 $9.99 2010
Electra (Oberon Classics) Kindle Edition 697225 $13.45 2018
Electra (Oberon Modern Plays) Paperback 2255880 $16.95 $9.57 2012
Electra Kindle Edition 883101 2009
Sophocles: Electra (Classic Commentaries on Latin & Greek Texts) Paperback 3676837 $29.07 $26.07 2004
Sophoclis Electra (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana) (German Edition) Paperback 5818523 $17.06 $0.81 1996
Electra Paperback 5272023 $4.26 $0.64 2009
Greek Tragedies, Volume 2 The Libation Bearers (Aeschylus), Electra (Sophocles), Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, & The Trojan Women (Euripides) Paperback 899243 $13.00 $0.99 1960
The Complete Sophocles: Volume II: Electra and Other Plays: 2 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 707263 $8.09 2009
Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 444370 $1.99 2012
Electra (Plays for Performance Series) Hardcover 4711132 $9.45 $0.01 1993
Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 374830 $8.10 $1.99 2008
Electra Paperback 615856 $7.99 2022
Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 665843 $6.95 $1.49 1995
Electra (Plays for Performance Series) Paperback 1708236 $5.93 $3.49 1993
Schenck's Official Stage Play Formatting Series: Vol. 48 Sophocles' ELECTRA: Four Versions Paperback 1554405 $9.95 2019