07-12-07 --- LTWL19A Lecture 15

07-12-07 --- LTWL19A Lecture 15 - 07-12-07 Aeschylus'...

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07-12-07 Aeschylus’ Libation Bearers: Where will it all end? 1. The government of Aegisthus a. Content with the justice dealt to Agamemnon b. His relationship with the chorus in Agamemnon (1646 ff.) i. Dramatization c. Aegisthus’ subjects in Libation Bearers 2. Matricide a. Agamemnon in Libation Bearers i. Parent-child relations b. Orestes’ motivations for revenge c. Matricide as justice? i. Evocations of Agamemnon ii. ‘fury has been driven out’ iii. Orestes goes insane being chased by furies iv. From one perspective it is a crime, from Orestes, it is justice v. Apollo ordered it, the Furies condemn it Aeschylus’ Humenites 1. Peitho- persuasion a. Areopagus - judicial body meets i. Consists of ex-archons ii. Class - over time more and more people could be in the Areopagus, but was still of the elite iii. Power - one body you could go to and sponsor and bribe to help you win if you knew you couldn’t win democratically 1. record of each potential member would be looked at before
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