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Orestes

Overview page. Subjects: Opera — Classical Studies.

The son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and brother of Electra. Having grown to manhood in exile, he returned to Argos and killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus to avenge the murder of...

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Pentheus

Overview page. Subjects: Opera — Classical Studies.

In myth, son of Agavē, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, and Echion. Euripides' Bacchae gives the most familiar version of his legend. The disguised Dionysus returns from his conquests in...

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