(Electra): "What should we tell, for success? All the hurt
we had from a parent, yes, from her?
Fawn she may, but there's no mitigation:
wolf-like and savage, my heart
has a rage no mother's fawning will soothe." (418-422)
(Orestes): "I urge keeping these arrangements secret, so that for killing a man of high honour by trickery they may be caught by trickery too, dying in the same noose, exactly as Loxias declared, the Lord Apollo, in the past a prophet without falsity." (555-559)
(Orestes): "I shall come in the guise of a stranger, complete with baggage, to the outer doors, together with this man here – he is Pylades, guest-friend and fighting ally of the house; and we shall both of us speak Parnassian, imitating the sound of the Phocian language." (560-564)