(Orestes): "Oh, horror! No! You underworld rulers!
Look, you mighty Curses of the slain!
See here the remnants of the Atreidae,
helpless exiles from their house
in dishonour. O Zeus, which way to turn?" (405-410)
(Chorus): "Know that the orphan young colt
of the man you held dear
is now yoked to the chariot,
setting a pace for his steps
as he runs, and keeping its rhythm.
Grant us the sight, for his feet to win home,
stretching straight over the ground!" (794-799)
(Orestes): "[…] though you gave me birth you threw me out into harsh fortunes."
(Clytemnestra): "Indeed I did not throw you out – it was into the house of a fighting-ally."
(Orestes): "It was an outrage: to be sold away, when I was a free man's son."
(Clytemnestra): "Then where was the price I got in exchange?"
(Orestes): "I feel shame at putting that reproach to you plainly." (913-917)