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Question 1: The Erinyes' tracking down of Orestes in Athens is equally haunting: Orestes has clasped ________'s small statue in supplication, and the Erinyes close in on him by smelling the blood of his slain mother in the air.
Greek mythologyAthenaGreeceDemeter

Question 2:
Who wrote Oresteia?

Question 3: The problem is that this would indicate ________ on Agamemnon's part, and he is reluctant.
ShameEnvyHubrisCriticism

Question 4: The gods detect the ghastly plot and resurrect Pelops, who, being of exceptional beauty, acquires the god ________ as his lover.
AthenaApolloGreek mythologyPoseidon

Question 5: Overall, this trilogy marks the shift from a system of vendetta in ________ to a system of litigation in Athens.
ErmioniNafplionMyloi, ArgolisArgos

Question 6: Louis MacNeice, 1936 – verse ________
OdysseusAgamemnonHelenMenelaus

Question 7: Agamemnon (Ἀγαμέμνων, Agamemnōn) details the homecoming of ________, King of Argos, from the Trojan War.
HelenAgamemnonMenelausOdysseus

Question 8: In Cassandra's soliloquy, she runs through many gruesome images of the history of the ________ as if she had been a witness of them, and eventually enters the palace knowing that her fate is preordained and unavoidable.
PelopsGreek mythologyAtreusAgamemnon

Question 9: Whilst Clytemnestra and Agamemnon are offstage, Princess Cassandra, silent until then, is suddenly possessed by the god ________ and enters a tumultuous trance.
HeraApolloArtemisGreek mythology

Question 10: The Oresteia (Ὀρέστεια) is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by ________ which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus.
AeschylusHomerSophoclesAlcibiades







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