- a trilogy of tragic dramas (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus, consisting of the Agamemnon, the Choëphori, and the Eumenides.
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Perhaps this is the reason why the Oresteia is the only extant trilogy.
His fate and that of his house is the subject of Æschylus' trilogy "Oresteia."The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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We find it expressed typically, as still ideal and almost superhuman, in the Oresteia.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)
John Addington Symonds
An awe-inspiring tale of destiny; out of it Æschylus will develop his great tragedy, the Oresteia.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
The Oresteia is sufficient to prove that we gain no insight into his method as an artist if we consider only single plays.