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Erinyes (Furies)

Erinyes (Furies)

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    Orestes: the One That Got Away
    We'll get you, Orestes. [Orestes Pursued by the Furies by John Singer Sargent, 1921]


    An Inaccurate Vase
    This picture shows Clytemnestra waking up one of the Erinyes to go get revenge on her son Orestes for killing her. This is totally inaccurate—a Fury never sleeps. [Detail of the side A from an Apulian red-figure bell-krater, 380–370 BCE]


    Pretty Us
    Who says we can't be beautiful? [Two Furies, from a 19th century book reproducing an image from an ancient vase.]


    In the Inferno
    Joan of Arc was a woman after our own hearts. [Joan and the Furies by William Hamilton, 1790s]


    Sweet Joan
    Joan of Arc was a woman after our own hearts. [Joan and the Furies by William Hamilton, 1790s]


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