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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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