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Nurse in Libation Bearers

By Aeschylus

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The Nurse only appears briefly. She tells us embarrassing stories about Orestes as a baby, and seems deeply hurt that the child she nursed is now dead. Not an especially intelligent person, the Nurse is still very important to the avengers for distorting the message from Clytemnestra to Aegisthus. Not everybody has to be the brains of the operation.

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