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Among the iconographic subjects depicted on Greek vases found in Syracuse and its territory a small but significant part presents scenes tragic subject. In most cases, these references of scenes recognizable with certainty. Some scenes are from Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. The myth of Orestes was to be known in the colonial context as his wanderings took him in Sicily and Ausonia, which would have landed at the mouth of the river Metauro. This study analyzes a bell krater Attic red-figure of the Regional Archaeological Museum of Syracuse, coming from Lentini, which is represented by the Eumenides Orestes defended by Apollo on his altar at Delphi. From his analysis we can highlight several significant elements concerning the purification in Greek society.
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