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Agamemnon, The Choephori, and The Eumenides

Aeschylus

Summary and Analysis The Eumenides: Parodos (Lines 244-275)

The Chorus of Furies re-enter, in hot pursuit of Orestes. They catch sight of him before the statue and gloatingly warn that he cannot escape their wrath by appealing to Athene, for Clytaemestra's death can never be revoked and he must pay for her blood with his own. Hades, the place of dead souls, awaits him.