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The Oresteia trilogy consists of three closely connected plays In Agamemnon the great Greek King of that name comes home after the long war they are victorious over the Trojans Unbeknownst to him his wife Clytaemnestra has been plotting his death with her lover Aegisthus Clytaemnestra feels this act is just because she is avenging the death of her daughter Iphigenia whom Agamemnon sacrificed before he left for Troy to have a speedy journeyThe Libation Bearers is the second play of The Oresteia At the beginning of this play Orestes the son of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra who was sent away as a child by his mother returns to his homeland to avenge his fathers murder He is reunited with his sister Electra and together they ask for their fathers help in murdering Clytaemnestra and her lover who are now ruling the kingdom Orestes kills Clytaemnestra and her lover Aegisthus The vengeful Furies brought on by his mothers curse then chase OrestesThe Eumenides the third play of The Oresteia translates to mean The Kind Goddesses The play begins in Delphi at Apollos shrine where Orestes has journeyed to escape the wrath of the Furies Apollo demands that the Furies leave Orestes alone that it was he who bid Orestes to murder Clytaemnestra and the Furies were to leave Orestes alone They refused so Apollo agreed to have a trial in Athens where the Goddess Athena organizes a jury of Athenian citizens male The jury votes and it is a tie and Athena breaks the tie with her vote in favor of Orestes therefore acquitting him of all charges The Furies angry at the outcome vow to avenge this decision but Athena persuades them to bless Athens and take Athens as their new home Clark 2Aeschyluss trilogy call our attention to two concepts of theme one is of justice as revenge the other that Agamemnon was
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