Ancient Greece Mar 24 Exam 3

Ancient Greece Mar 24 Exam 3 - Ancient Greece AESCHYLUS Mar...

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Ancient Greece Mar 24 Exam 3 AESCHYLUS The Libation – Bearers (Greek = Choephoroi) Titles come from the chorus o Group of women bearing libations on Agamemnon’s tomb PLOT: Orestes meets up with sister Electra and they decide to kill Clytemnestra and Aegestus o Orestes’ fortunes go up o He becomes king o Fortunes go down when he’s forced to flee Mycenae at the end of play because of Clytemnestra’s ghost Anagnorisis o Recognition that isn’t about ones own flaws o Recognition of doom and fate o Lock of hair story Orestes leaves a lock on hair on Agamemnon’s tomb and Electra finds it and recognizes it to be like her own o Clytemnestra has a stranger (Orestes) who shows up at the doorstep and she offers him hospitality. She has a sense that something is wrong especially since the stranger has the nerve to say that Orestes is dead o She recognized him when he draws his sword to kill him Lex talionis o Orestes avenges Agamemnon o Clytemnestra sends flurried after him o Orestes is like Clytemnestra in the Agamemnon Taking revenge to the wrong done to his family
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Dues ex machine o Flurries come in and chase Orestes off stage Chorus o Commentators on the action o Slaves o Pro-Agamemnon o Anti-establish
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