What are Orestes?

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.


In Greek mythology, Orestes (/ɒˈrɛstiːz/; Greek: Ὀρέστης ) was the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. He is the subject of several Ancient Greek plays and of various myths connected with his madness and purification, which retain obscure threads of much older ones.

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Members of The Gens - Aurelii Orestides
... Orestes, consul in 157 BC ... Orestes, consul in 126 BC, triumphed over the Sardinians ... Orestes, an orator mentioned by Cicero ...
The Travelling Players - Plot
... Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, fights on the side of the leftists, avenges his father's death by killing his mother and Aegisthos ... After the death of Orestes she continues the work of the troupe and her relationship with Pylades ... Pylades, close friend of Orestes, is a Communist who is exiled by the Metaxas regime, joins the guerrillas and is arrested and exiled again ...
Gift From The Gods - Gameplay
... To help Orestes in his quest his sister Electra will point him in the direction of the shapes, but it is up to the player which ones to take ... Orestes mother also appears in the game from time to time to hinder his progress, as it is suggested that she had a hand in her husbands murder ... Orestes can walk, run and fly with the aid of wings on his boots ...
Rufius Gennadius Probus Orestes
... Rufius Gennadius Probus Orestes (died 552) was a Roman aristocrat ... On 17 December 546 Orestes was in Rome when the Visigothic King Totila captured the city, Orestes, Anicius Olybrius, Anicius Maximus, and other patricii sought refuge in Old St ... Orestes was still a prisoner of the Visigoths when Narses conquered Rome in 552 the senators were preparing to return to Rome, but the Goths who guarded them ...

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    The pangs of conscience, where are the pangs of conscience? Orestes and Clytemnestra, Reinhold doesn’t even know the names of those fine folk. He simply hopes, heartily and sincerely, that Franz is dead as a doornail and won’t be found.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)