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Aeschylus

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Author

Aeschylus

First Performed

458 BCE

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

About the Title

The Libation Bearers refers to the women in the play's opening scenes who are sent to pour libations, or ritual offerings of liquid, as a funeral rite for the dead king, Agamemnon. The Greek title, The Choephoroi, specifies the libations as choai, or an offering for the dead.

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