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published on 02 October 2013
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A marble representation of Orestes and Electra, the children of Agamemnon from Greek mythology. They stand before the tomb of their father and are in mourning as indicated by the postures and short hair of Electra. A stele behind Orestes identifies the sculptor, the inscription reads: 'Menelaos student of Stephanos made this'. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 02). Orestes & Electra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1451/orestes--electra/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Orestes & Electra." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 02, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1451/orestes--electra/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Orestes & Electra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Oct 2013. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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