How to use Electra in a sentence
It is in the Sophoclean play that Electra is most prominent.
Aletes was slain by Orestes, and Electra became the wife of Pylades.
The story of Electra is the subject of the Choephori of Aeschylus, the Electra of Sophocles and the Electra of Euripides.
The story of Orestes was the subject of the Oresteia of Aeschylus (Agamemnon, Choephori, Eumenides), of the Electra of Sophocles, of the Electra, Iphigeneia in Tauris, and Orestes, of Euripides.
Orestes and Iphigeneia fled, takini with them the image; at Delphi they met Electra, the sister of Orestes, who having heard that her brother had been sacrificed by the Tauric priestess, was about to tear out the eyes of Iphigeneia.Advertisement
Aello and Ocypete, daughters of Thaumas and Electra, winged goddesses with beautiful locks, swifter than winds and birds in their flight, and their domain is the air.
They often reach distinction and dignity of attitude and gesture, and occasionally, as in the "Hercules and Death," the "Electra" and the "Clytemnestra," a noble intensity of feeling.
The word will well bear this sense in the two passages in which Sophocles (Electra, 162, 859) applies it to Orestes; and it is likely enough that after the disappearance of the old Eupatridae as a political corporation, the name was adopted in a different sense, but not without a claim to the distinction inherent in the older sense, by one of the oldest of the clans.
In the time of Photius the poets usually studied at school were Homer, Hesiod, Pindar; certain select plays of Aeschylus (Prometheus, Septem and Persae), Sophocles (Ajax, Electra and Oedipus Tyrannus), and Euripides (Hecuba, Orestes, Phoenissae, and, next to these, Alcestis, Andromache, Hippolytus, Medea, Rhesus, Troades,) also Aristophanes (beginning with the Plutus), Theocritus, Lycophron, and Dionysius Periegetes.
In her grief at the destruction of the city she plucked out her hair and was changed into a comet; in another version Electra and her six sisters had been placed among the stars as the Pleiades, and the star which she represented lost its brilliancy after the fall of Troy.Advertisement
She does not appear in Homer, although according to Xanthus (regarded by some as a fictitious personage), to whom Stesichorus was indebted for much in his Oresteia, she was identical with the Homeric Laodice, and was called Electra because she remained so long unmarried ('A-MKTpa).
Electra, cruelly ill-treated by Clytaemnestra and her paramour, never loses hope that her brother will return to avenge his father.
There are many variations in the treatment of the legend, for which, as also for a discussion of the modern plays on the subject by Voltaire and Alfieri, see Jebb's Introduction to his edition of the Electra of Sophocles.
He was preserved by his sister Electra from his father's fate, and conveyed to Phanote on Mount Parnassus, where King Strophius took charge of him.
According to Aeschylus, he met his sister Electra before the tomb of Agamemnon, whither both had gone to perform rites to the dead; a recognition takes place, and they arrange how Orestes shall accomplish his revenge.Advertisement
Parnassus becomes the holy mountain of Apollo, and Orestes himself an hypostasis of Apollo "of the mountain," just as Pylades is Apollo "of the plain" similarly Electra, Iphigeneia and Chrysothemis are hypostases of Artemis.
When Myrtilus claimed his promised reward, Pelops flung him into the sea near Geraestus in Euboea, and from his dying curse sprang those crimes and sorrows of the house of Pelops which supplied the Greek tragedians with such fruitful themes (Sophocles, Electra, 505, with Jebb's note).
Your child will get to help Ariel rescue the King of the sea from the evil clutches of Electra the sea serpent.
Electra in her rage seized a burning brand from the altar, intending to blind her sister; but at the critical moment Orestes appeared, recognition took place, and the brother and sister returned to Mycenae.
Carmen Electra and Dave Nvarro's cake layered Oreo cheesecake, chocolate cake, and strawberry shortcake.Advertisement
That's right, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro have announced their separation two and a half years after their nuptials were recorded in November 2003, on MTV's " 'Til Death Do Us Part."
It appears that Carmen Electra, born Tara Leigh Patrick, has come to terms with her reputation as a provocative sex symbol and the fact that her personal escapades tend to attract more attention than her professional accomplishments.
From a young age, Carmen Electra knew she wanted to be a star.
However, Electra caught her first big break when she was discovered by Prince at the age of 18.
Shortly after posing for Playboy in 1996, Carmen Electra began appearing regularly on Baywatch and MTV's Singled Out.Advertisement
Today, Electra is best known for playing sexy bombshell characters in movies such as Scary Movie, Starsky & Hutch, American Dreamz, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Date Movie.
Of course, no summary of her career would be complete without mentioning Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease, the phenomenally popular series of workout DVDs for women who aspire to mimic her sexy moves.
Carmen Electra has been married and divorced twice.
In addition to her failed marriages, Carmen Electra has been romantically linked to Tommy Lee, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, and B-Real of the rap group Cypress Hill.
Although she frequently spoke of wanting to start a family during her marriage to Dave Navarro, Electra has no children.
He attended high school with Carmen Electra.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, and Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler all suffered the same fate.
Rocker Dave Navarro and former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra are one couple who still stay in close contact.
Navarro and Electra starred in the MTV reality show 'Til Death Do Us Part, which took a look at their relationship and wedding.
At the recent ESPY awards, Electra told People magazine, "We talk on the phone all the time, almost every day.
Even though their romance ended, Electra said, "We were friends to begin with.
Neither commented on whether they are dating, but Electra was rumored to have dated actor Jamie Foxx.
The group has been known to allow celebrities such as Carmen Electra and Jessica Simpson, to perform with them as special guests.
Carmen Electra is planning to walk down the aisle for the third time.
Now, Ms. Electra has accepted the proposal of boyfriend Rob Patterson, a touring guitarist for heavy metal band Korn.
Electra has denied being pregnant, but the 36 year old has expressed the desire to have children with Patterson, stating, "I have pictured myself as a mother for years and look forward to fulfilling that strong desire."
Reps for the would-be songstress have yet to announce the expected release date of Carmen Electra's latest album.
She starred in the 2008 film Disaster Movie with Carmen Electra and Vanessa Minnillo.
There was also an incident in which he was arrested for physically fighting his then wife, Carmen Electra.
A good example of this is Carmen Electra, who was born Tara Leigh Patrick.
Electra started out as a dancer and eventually met singer Prince, who convinced her to change her name so that she'd be remembered more easily.
Classic Greek stories have wonderful names such as Argos, the faithful dog of Jason, or Electra, a character from a Greek play.
Other stars that are fans of Versace eyewear include Jessica Simpson, Elton John and Carmen Electra.
Featuring over a dozen different fighters with all kinds of unique abilities and super powers, you can play as Spiderman, Electra, Magneto, and Iron Man, as well as unique characters dreamed up by the team at EA (Electronic Arts).
You'll also see some amazing images of Carmen Electra and Monica Bellucci.
Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Nikki Zeiring are all fans of the fishnet bikini.
You'll see Carmen Electra, Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, and more.
Electra's Monograms specializes in monogram stickers that can be affixed to everything from lampshades to, of course, checkbook covers.
Carmen Electra's not the only Baywatch bombshell to appear on one of the Scary Movie films.
Similar to Carmen Electra's character, Becca meets her end quickly after the movie starts because she watched a deadly video.
Navigate straight to the "Platforms" section on the website to find numerous styles, including Nabal, Papina and Electra.
In the 1970s, she starred in Sid and Marty Kroft's Electra Woman and Dyna-Girl, a tongue in cheek lampoon of the 60s Batman and Robin television show.
Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease Videos - For something a little different, consider this fun video series that combines a cardio workout with a little exotic dancing.
They gathered together a group of girls, including Carmen Electra, and began performing weekly burlesque shows in Los Angeles' Viper Room Club.
By Clytaemnestra, Agamemnon had three daughters, Iphigeneia (Iphianassa), Electra (Laodice), Chrysothemis, and a son, Orestes.
Amongst the finest of his classical pictures were - "Syracusan Bride leading Wild Beasts in Procession to the Temple of Diana" (1866), "Venus disrobing for the Bath" (1867), "Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon," and "Helios and Rhodos" (1869), "Hercules wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis" (1871), "Clytemnestra" (1874), "The Daphnephoria" (1876), "Nausicaa" (1878), "An Idyll" (1881), two lovers under a spreading oak listening to the piping of a shepherd and gazing on the rich plain below; "Phryne" (1882), a nude figure standing in the sun; "Cymon and Iphigenia" (1884), "Captive Andromache" (1888), now in the Manchester Art Gallery; with the "Last Watch of Hero" (1887), "The Bath of Psyche" (1890), now in the Chantrey Bequest collection; "The Garden of the Hesperides" (1892), "Perseus and Andromeda" and "The Return of Persephone," now in the Leeds Gallery (1891); and "Clytie," his last work (1896).