(Chorus): "Well then, loyal servants of the house!
When shall we show the power of our tongues in Orestes' cause?
O holy and sovereign Earth, and this high-mounded tomb
our sovereign too, you who now lie
over the admiral's royal body,
now listen to us, now come to aid us:
now the time is ripe for guileful Persuasion
to come down and join in our fight,
and the moment is here for Hermes of the Underworld to stand as reserve
in these dark struggles where the sword deals death." (719-729)
(Nurse): "[Clytemnestra] made a melancholy face to the servants, but she was hiding her inner laughter at things which had worked out well for herself […]." (737-739)
(Chorus): "[Is Aegisthus] to come with bodyguards, or make his way alone?"
(Nurse): "[Clytemnestra's] orders are to bring armed attendants."
(Chorus): "Then don't make that your message to our hated master, but bid him with a cheerful heart, so that he hears without being frightened, to come by himself as soon as he can. It depends on the messenger to make bent words succeed." (768-773)