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Greek Study Guide The furies- The pythia- priestess of Apollo in the temple at Delphi. Travelers came to her to hear prophesies about the future. Runs out of the temple after seeing a bloody Orestes inside with the furies, declaring that Apollo himself must deal with this situation. Apollo- son of Zeus. In this play, Apollo protects Orestes from the Furies after he arrives at the Temple at Delphi. Apollo testifies for Orestes at his trial at Athena’s temple on the Acropolis in Athens. Insists that Orestes had a duty to kill Clytaemnestra, and claims he was not a blood relative of Orestes at all. Convinces Athena Agamemnon was the only blood relative of Orestes, acquitting him. Orestes- flees Argos to Apollo’s temple at Delphi, seeking protection. Travels to Athena’s temple, and the furies follow him. In Athena’s temple a public trial including twelve Athenian jurors decide his fate. They end up acquitting him. He vows that citizens of Argos shall always be allies with Athens and returns home in piece. The ghost of Clytaemnestra- her ghost appears at Apollo’s temple in Delphi, demanding
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course CLASSICS 40 taught by Professor Erickson during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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