How is Sophocles' Electra similar to that of Aeschylus' Libation Bearers?

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Sophocles' Electra was composed about 40 years or so after Aeschylus' Libation Bearers first appeared in 458 BCE. Although Sophocles changes many of the details within the play, Sophocles follows the story's basic outline. Both plays deal with the revenge Orestes seeks against Aegisthus and Clytemnestra for the murder of Orestes' father...

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