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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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