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Example sentences from the Web for Orestes
It was as inevitable as that the doom of Orestes should follow the original crime of the house of Atreus.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
It would have been satisfactory if we could have found it in the much more important fragment of the Orestes.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
His death, which occurred in 1668, is said to have been caused by over-exertion as Orestes in Racine's Andromaque.Queens of the French Stage|H. Noel Williams
When they came to Orestes and the Eumenides, Colin held out the drawing at arm's length for a moment lovingly.Babylon, Volume 2 (of 3)|Grant Allen
The prefect Orestes was compelled to interfere to stop the riot; but the archbishop was not so easily disposed of.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
British Dictionary definitions for Orestes
Cultural definitions for Orestes
In classical mythology, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and brother of Electra. Agamemnon was killed by Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. To avenge the murder, Orestes and Electra killed them both.