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Author: Aeschylus

First Performed: 458 BCE

Type: Play

Genre: Tragedy

About the Title:

Eumenides is a Greek word meaning "the Kind Goddesses." The title refers to the Furies (Erinyes) who transition from destructive forces to helpful or "kind" forces during the course of the play. Athena renames them the Kind Goddesses.


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