1- Women of Greek tragedies- Clytemnestra.

Clytemnestra stars as the disloyal wife of Agamemnon in Aeschylus’ play of the same name. Whilst Agamemnon has been away fighting in the Trojan War, Clytemnestra has ruled over the land of Argos, taken a new partner (Aegisthus), plans the dishonourable murder of her own husband, and generally acts in a strong, masculine manner.

She murders Agamemnon for he had tricked Clytemnestra and their daughter, Iphigenia, before sailing to Sparta to get a suitable wind to sail on. He had told the pair that Iphigenia was needed at the bay of Aulis immediately to be married to Achilles, but when she arrived, she was sacrificed. Thus the play is about Clytemnestra’s revenge. She also murders Agamemnon’s concubine Cassandra.