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"Love, unconquerable,/ Waster of rich men, keeper/ Of warm lights and all-night vigil/ In the soft face of a girl:/ Sea-wanderer, forest-visitor!/ Even the pure immortals cannot escape you,/ And mortal man, in his one day's dusk,/ Trembles before your glory." - From Antigone, by Sophocles. Illustration: Antigone by Frederic Leighton.

The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles. Published by Penguin Books. This edition is translated by Robert Fagles, & contains the following plays in the order they were produced: Antigone, Oedipus the King, & Oedipus at Colonus. Warning: this product has 500% of your daily allowance for tragic irony.

"Electra at the tomb of Agamemnon" by Sir William Blake Richmond. This scene also takes place in Aeschylus's play "The Libation Bearers".

The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides by Aeschylus. Published by Penguin Books. A classic trilogy of plays featuring highly-dysfunctional family dynamics, murder, wailing, supernatural meddling, and a heap-load of vengeance. "Crush their skulls! Kill! Kill!" It's violent, but it's literature-- and it goes well with death metal. What more could you ask for?