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Classical mythology Lecture 18
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Eumenides ! Opens with Pythia, priestess of Apollo at Delphi ! History of oracle: Earth; Themis; Phoebe; Phoebus (= Apollo) ! Sees Orestes as suppliant at omphalos (navel-stone); Erinyes (‘Furies’) ! Orestes now purified (280-83) ! Must go to Athens for final release from troubles; Hermes to protect
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Eumenides ! Clyt.’s ghost scolds sleeping Erinyes for letting Or. go ! Erinyes wake up, angry with Ap. ! Ap.’s disgust: Erinyes belong among barbarians (186-90)
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Eumenides ! Move to Athens; Or. clasps statue of Athena ! ‘Binding song’ ! Athena’s arrival; jury to decide the case, for the first time (682) ! Etiology for homicide court on Hill of Ares
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Eumenides ! 490-565: chorus now less unsavory: importance of fear, reverence for legality ! Trial: Ap. to speak for Or. ! Erinyes cross-examine Or.; Ap. defends Or. ! Zeus’ authority ! Clyt.’s guilt ! Mother unrelated
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Eumenides ! Votes equal; Or. acquitted ! Or.’s gratitude: military alliance (764-6, 289-91, 670-73) ! 778ff.: Athena persuades Erinyes to
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Unformatted text preview: abandon hostility, take place of honor in the city ! Temple attendants lead out in torchlit procession ! New home in cave below hill of Ares, as grave goddesses (Semnai Theai) 340-330 c. 450 Orestes at Delphi, 370-60 Clyt. and Erinyes; Orestes, Apollo, Artemis (390-80) 360-50 With Athena, Apollo, sleeping Erinyes: 370-360 410-400: with statue of Athena Children of Leda and Tyndareus ! Dioscuri (Castor and Polydeuces), Helen, Clytaemestra ! Dioscuri: Polydeuces immortal, Castor mortal: Zeus/Tyndareus f. ! Castor dies in dispute over cattle with sons of Aphareus ! Polydeuces shares his immortality with brother: Pindar, Nemean 10 Helen ! D. of Zeus and Leda, brothers Dioscuri ( Il. 3.236ff.) ! Or d. of Zeus and Nemesis, born from goose egg given to Leda ! Stories later combined, making Leda mother, Zeus as goose the father c. 340 Leda at altar of Zeus, with Tyndareus, Dioscuri, c. 420...
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