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- n. Greek Mythology The son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who with his sister Electra avenged the murder of his father by murdering his mother and her lover Aegisthus.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Heteropterygidae — several stick insects.
- proper n. The son of Agamemnon
- proper n. A region of Macedonia
- proper n. A town in Indiana
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- n. (Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
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Seeing afterwards Orestes in his raving fit, he grew more than ordinary serious, and took occasion to moralise (in his way) upon an evil conscience, adding, that _Orestes, in his madness, looked as if he saw something_.
Contrary to Iphigeneia's dream, then, Orestes is still alive and on his way to Tauris with Pylades to steal the sacred statue.
Orestes is no longer at the Grotte mines; you know that, I suppose.
* Manso observes that the evidence which identifies Edecon, the father of Odoacer, with the colleague of Orestes, is not conclusive.
From the long and distinguished annals of Unitarian Universalists who decided that the grass was greener on some other side aka the Orestes Augustus Brownson files, here's a wonderful essay in Commonweal.
Among their schoolfellows they were called Orestes and Pylades, or Damon and Pythias, on account of their tender friendship, which constantly recalled to their schoolfellows 'minds the history of these ancient worthies.
One leader of the caravan was a well-known Roman, called Orestes; the other was Rugier, also called Edeko.
In short, it's a transvestite answer to "Orestes," made under the anything-goes guise of a pinku eiga
This prologue to "Orestes," by Mr. Stephen Phillips, has strength, is firm in outline, somewhat tardy in movement, fit for sonorous declamation.
The 'Orestes' has not arrived with the 'Pioneer,' though she is a much more powerful vessel than the 'Ariel.'