CLYTEMNESTRA, wife of Agamemnon
IPHIGENIA, daughter of Agamemnon
ERIPHYLE, daughter of Helen and Theseus
ARCAS, servant of Agamemnon
EURYBATES, servant of Agamemnon
AEGINA, attendant of Clytemnestra
DORIS, confidante of Eriphyle
Troop of Guards
The scene is at Aulis, in Agamemnon’s tent.
Yes, your king, Agamemnon, calls; arise!
Come, is my voice so hard to recognize?¹
It’s you! What urgent business are you on
That makes you so anticipate the dawn?
Its feeble rays could scarcely light your way.
In Aulis, only we are astir today.
Has any sound disturbed the slumbrous air?
Perhaps this night...