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[awr-e-stee-uh, ohr-]
  1. a trilogy of tragic dramas (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus, consisting of the Agamemnon, the Choëphori, and the Eumenides.
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Historical Examples of oresteia

  • Perhaps this is the reason why the Oresteia is the only extant trilogy.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • His fate and that of his house is the subject of Æschylus' trilogy "Oresteia."

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • We find it expressed typically, as still ideal and almost superhuman, in the Oresteia.

  • 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.