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Orestes Photos

Family Reunion
I was so happy to see Electra again, but plotting the murder of our mother made for kind of a grim reunion. [Orestes and Elektra, National Museum of Rome, © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons]

Furious Furies
Okay, ladies. I'm sorry I killed my mother. Stop harassing me! [The Remorse of Orestes by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862]

I Hate Snakes
Did the Furies really have to use snakes? [Orestes Pursued by the Furies by John Singer Sargent, 1921]

Iphigenia Alive!
Yeah, Pylades and I were definitely surprised to find my long lost sister working as a priestess of Artemis. [Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims before Iphigenia by Benjamin West, 1766]

Almost Sacrificed
How crazy would it have been if Iphigenia had actually sacrificed me? Phew. [Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Alter by Pieter Lastman, 1614]

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