References to Clytemnestra’s masculinity are made by the male characters in the play, who consider it abnormal for any woman to display qualities that they (and many modern critics) feel belong more properly to men. But there is no doubt that Clytemnestra is more powerful and more intelligent than any of the men in the play. Gagarin (1976) Aeschylean Drama. p. 92-3. (via thislittleworld-of-mine)
I have ceased to be a father. Oh my God, restore to me my daughter…
A heartbroken Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II when his firstborn daughter, the Archduchess Maria Theresa died at 7 in 1770 out of high fever after suffering from pleurisy.
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