Included in the trilogy (also called "The House of Atreus") are Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, andThe Furies. The plays recount the curse on the lineage of Atreus. This unfortunate family had a history of committing horrible acts of violence, and the atrocities were always countered by revenge. Even though Agamemnon returns to his home victorious after the defeat of Troy, the commander-in-chief is murdured by his wife, Clytemnestra. The remainder of the trilogy centers on Orestes, who avenges his father's death and is pursued by the Furies, who punish those who commit parricide. This trilogy represents some of the best examples of Greek drama.