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1) Orestes, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, in Greek mythology, the only son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon and brother of Electra and Iphigenia. After the slaying of Agamemnon by Clytemnestra...

2) Orestes, Roman general. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...With the help of barbarians he deposed (475) the Roman emperor of the West, Julius Nepos, and raised his own son, Romulus Augustulus, to the throne. The next year...

3) Brownson, Orestes Augustus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American author and clergyman, b. Stockbridge, Vt. Largely self-taught, he became a vigorous and influential writer on social and religious questions. He was a Presbyterian,...

4) Romulus Augustulus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman emperor of the West (475-76). His father, the general Orestes, deposed Julius Nepos and proclaimed Romulus Augustulus emperor. Orestes ruled for a year in his...

5) Electra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. After her mother and Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon, Electra, eager for revenge, longed only for the return of her brother,...

6) Agamemnon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War; king of Mycenae (or Argos). He and Menelaus were sons of Atreus and suffered the curse laid upon Pelops....

7) Nepos, Julius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman emperor of the West (474-80). The military governor of Dalmatia, he was appointed emperor of the West by Leo I, emperor of the East. A year later he was deposed...

8) Clytemnestra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus. Homer described her as the noble-minded wife of Agamemnon, persuaded to infidelity by the tyrant Aegisthus. However,...

9) Macready, William Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English actor and manager. The son of a provincial manager, he first appeared as Romeo in his father's company in 1810. His London debut (1816) was as Orestes in...

10) Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American historian and public official, b. Columbus, Ohio, son of Arthur Meier Schlesinger. He achieved early success as a historian with the publication, the year...

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