♠ Homer, Odyssey 3.307
but in the eighth came as his bane the goodly Orestes back from Athens Greek Text
♠ Scholia at Homer, Odyssey 3.307 – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam, vol. 1, p. 149, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855.
♠ Proklos, Nostoi Argumentum – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 95, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.
♠ Hesiod Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 23a.30 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 14, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.
and killed his overbearing mother with a pitiless weapon. (Transl. E. Bianchelli – Context)
♠ Stesichoros, Oresteia 217 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 116 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.
♠ Plutarch, Moralia 555a
♠ Stesichoros, Oresteia 219 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 117 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.
♦ Berlin, Antikensammlung A 32 (not lost, as Gantz): fragmentary Protoattic krater with (side A; see also Gantz p. 670) what may be a depiction of Orestes grasping forelock of Aigisthos while preparing to slay him; behind Orestes’ back, a hand that may belong to a lost figure of an encouraging Elektra; distressed woman on right may be Klytaimestra.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Berlin, Antiquarium 1 (1938), pl. 20 (detail of side A)
Detail of Orestes and Aigisthos, from E. Buschor, Griechische Vasen (1940) p. 39 fig. 46
Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, July 2022
Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2023
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