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(Ὀρέστης; Oréstēs).

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[1] Son of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra

Son of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, who took brutal revenge on his mother and her lover Aegisthus for the murder of his father. The story, which is told in the Nostoi (EpGF p. 67,25-27; PEG I p. 95), was already familiar to the author of the Odyssey (Hom. Od. 1,29ff., 298ff.; 3,193ff., 248ff., …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Orestes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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