Orestes by Euripides

The play centers around Orestes, who, after obeying the god Apollo's command to avenge his father Agamemnon's murder by killing his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, is tormented by the Furies and rejected by his community. Facing execution, Orestes, along with his sister Electra and friend Pylades, concocts a desperate plan for survival that includes the potential murder of Helen, the wife of his absent brother Menelaus, and the taking of her daughter Hermione as a hostage. The play explores themes of justice, revenge, and the complexities of familial loyalty, culminating in a divine intervention that offers a resolution to Orestes' plight.

The 4170th greatest book of all time


Published
-408
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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