“Orestes Pursued by the Furies” in 1862 by Bouguerau (1825-1905). Oil on canvas (259x308cm). Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. According to Homer, Agamemnon is murder by his wife, he sacrificed his daughter to obtain favorable winds during the Greek voyage to the Trojan War, seven years later Orestes return and avenged his father by slaying his mother. He is pursued by the Erinyes (female deities of vengeance). Athena receives him on the acropolis and arranges a formal trial of the case.