Eumenides

Eumenides: Lines 140-234

    Summary The ghost leaves, and the Furies become visible. They chant a choral ode, first urging each other to wake up, then lamenting that their prey has escaped while they slept. They call Apollo a thief, and speak of the pain they felt when reproached by Clytemnestra. The younger gods have done this; …

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Eumenides: Summary

(in the Greek text—line numbers in the translations vary) Summary The scene of the play is at first in front of the temple of Apollo in Delphi, the home of the Delphic oracle. The Pythia, the priestess of Apollo who delivers his oracles, prays before entering the shrine. First she names the gods who have …

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