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Choephori

Aeschylus


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Also known as 'The Libation Bearers' this is the second play of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. Many years after king Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife Clytamnestra and her lover Aigisthos, his son Orestes returns home with Pylades to mourn at his grave. He has been living in exile and has come back to Argos in secret; his mission is to avenge Agamemnon's death.

№ 2 in The Oresteia Trilogy.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 56 pages in the PDF version, and was originally written in 458 B.C.; this translation by E. D. A. Morshead, 1881.

Production notes: This e-book of Choephori was published by Global Grey in 2020.

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