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The Odyssey

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The Fate of Aegisthus

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Jove’s explanation of the fate of Aegisthus serves primarily to

A

characterize the gods as unforgiving entities who unfairly punish humans.

B

reveal Mercury to be an untrustworthy messenger.

C

illustrate that men sometimes chose the wrong behavior, despite warnings.

D

characterize men as powerless victims at the mercy of the gods.

E

emphasize that Aegisthus had to pay Orestes a fortune.