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Libation Bearers

Libation Bearers


by Aeschylus

Libation Bearers: Why Don’t You Wine About It? Quiz

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Q. Why has Orestes come back home?

Because he forgot his mittens
Because the oracle of Apollo told him that his sister was in danger
Because he was blinded in the war and could no longer fight
To avenge his father’s death
Q. What does Orestes give as offerings?

Locks of his hair
His thumbs
Two sacks full of cold, hard cashola
His children
Q. Who comes to the tomb soon after Orestes does?

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Q. What would be the gods’ punishment if Orestes did not do as he was told by the oracle?

He would have to spend four hours in his room alone to think about what he’s done
He would be stricken with horrible diseases
He could never become immortal
His entire family would die
Q. What did Clytemnestra dream?

That she was killed by a tiger
That she married a cheetah
That she lived in a world where dreams actually forecast future events
That she gave birth to a snake