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Story of Orestes

A Condensation of the Trilogy

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,143 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2006.10.17
mnybks.net#: 14976
Genre: Drama
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e's due order tarry not; And they, enkindling boundless store, send on A mighty beard of flame, and then it passed The headland e'en that looks on Saron's gulf Still blazing. On it swept, until it came To Arachnaean heights, the watch-tower near; Then here on the Atreidae's roof it swoops, This light, of Ida's fire no doubtful heir. Such is the order of my torch-race games; One from another taking up the course, But here the winner is both first and last; And this sure proof and token now I tell thee, Seeing that my lord hath sent it me from Troïa. {307}

While the Chorus are still overcome with amazement, Clytaemnestra triumphs over the condition of Troy that morning: like a vessel containing oil and vinegar, the conquered, bewailing their first day of captivity over the corpses of husbands and sons, the victors enjoying their first rest free from the chill dews of night and the sentry's call--and all will be well, if they remember the rights of the Gods in their sack of

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