Pyrrhus appears with his former tutor

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Pyrrhus appears with his former tutor, Phoenix, and Orestes, after some introductory compliments,  makes his demand. Surely Pyrrhus must realize that the rest of Greece cannot feel at ease as long  as any male of the line of Hector is left alive to raise the Trojans against them once again? Pyrrhus is predictably irritated — first, that the other Greek states should meddle in his affairs, and  second, that they should demand from him a captive fairly taken in war. Just what threat can Troy  present, he demands, now that it is only a heap of ruins and dead bodies? Now that the war is over,  he has no intention of murdering a child; what the hazards of fate have saved he will not destroy. Orestes reminds him that Astyanax was saved by trickery, not by fate; another child was substituted  for him and killed in his place. And if Pyrrhus does not kill him, the rest of Greece may arrive in 
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