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Andromache Hector’s widow and the captive of Pyrrhus, one of the victors over Troy. She is faced by the agonizing choice of marrying Pyrrhus or sacrificing the life of her only son Astyanax. Pyrrhus Son of Achilles and king of Epirus. He is determined to marry Andromache at the risk […]

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Act I Orestes, son of Agamemnon, meets an old and faithful friend, Pylades, at the court of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus. In answer to the latter’s inquiry, Orestes informs him of the reason for his presence. The Greeks are worried about the news that Pyrrhus has fallen in love with […]

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