Orestes’ Revenge (page 685, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy

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Lost painting, possibly by Polygnotos, in Pinakotheke from Propylaia of Athenian Akropolis

Pausanias Description of Greece 1.22.6:

On the left of the gateway [to the Athenian Akropolis] is a building with pictures… There in the pictures is Orestes killing Aegisthus, and Pylades killing the sons of Nauplius who had come to bring Aegisthus succor (original Greek).

Artistic source edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, August 2022

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