Aeschylus Agamemnon 1035-41
Clytemnestra’s address to Cassandra at Aesch. Ag. 1035 ff. is shown to use much the same technique and ironic effect as Antilochus’ to Odysseus at Od. 21.293 ff. Both paradigms pa¬tronise the apparently helpless addressee, who is actually in a morally stronger position than the speaker.
fable; consolation; paradigm; irony