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Pylades What then will become in the future of Loxias' oracles declared at Pytho, and of our sworn pact?Count all men your enemies rather than the gods. Orestes I judge you victor: you advise me well.To ClytaemestraCome, this way! I mean to kill you by his very side. For while he lived, you thought him better than my father.Sleep with him in death, since you love him but hate the man you were bound to love. Clytaemestra It was I who nourished you, and with you I would grow old. Orestes What! Murder my father and then make your home with me? Clytaemestra Fate, my child, must share the blame for this. Orestes And fate now brings this destiny to pass. Clytaemestra Have you no regard for a parent's curse, my son? Orestes You brought me to birth and yet you cast me out to misery. Clytaemestra No, surely I did not cast you out in sending you to the house of an ally. Orestes I was sold in disgrace, though I was born of a free father. Clytaemestra Then where is the price I got f
Chorus As to Priam and his sons justice came at last in crushing retribution,so to Agamemnon's house came a twofold lion, twofold slaughter.As a “twofold” lion （Clytaemestra and Aegisthus） has ravaged the house, so there has been a twofold slaughter by its defenders. There is no reference to Orestes and Pylades or to Agamemnon and Cassandra. The exile, the suppliant of Pytho, has fulfilled his course to the utmost, justly urged on by counsels from t
Bacchylides, Epinicians (ed. Diane Arnson Svarlien),
For Hieron of Syracuse
Olympia 468 B. C.