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[awr-e-stee-uh, ohr-] /ˌɔr ɛˈsti ə, ˌoʊr-/

a trilogy of tragic dramas (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus, consisting of the Agamemnon, the Choëphori, and the Eumenides.


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