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Perished is Atreus' son by the hand of his wife, and she in her turn received death, in exchange for his murder,  at the hands of her children. But now the god's oracular commandment has returned when the son of Agamemnon, come from Argos and standing in the god's inmost shrine,  won him as an ally, his mother's blood on his hands. O god, o Phoebus, how can I believe it?