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Oresteia: The Libation Bearers

Short Answer Quiz

  1. Why does the Chorus urge Orestes and Electra to avenge Agamemnon’s death? What will be the consequences for them if they do and if they don’t kill Clytemnestra?

  1. In addition to the murder of Agamemnon, of what other crimes are Clytemnestra and Aegisthus guilty? To what, if any, extent do those crimes influence Orestes to take action?

  1. Describe the plan by which Orestes will slay Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Be sure to include all the people who are involved in the plot. What is the outcome?

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