Greek Myth Lec 051607

Greek Myth Lec 051607 - Greek Myth Lect 051607 Agamemnon...

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Greek Myth Lect 051607 Agamemnon -killed by wife, son Arestes is hunted by Furies Eumenides [Furies] Succession Crisis Feminine/Masculine Areopagus [Hill of Ares], Athens o Place where very first suicide trials took place o Furies are prosecutors saying Areopagus killed his mother o Vote turns out completely even o Athena has deciding vote, votes for Areopagus o Competing values: the significance of mother, blood feuds o Families no longer allowed to solve family problems [blood feuds] Furies respond by threatening fury upon Athens’ lands Athens establishes special cult for the Furies Aition for Athenian Jury Primal, elemental powers are dangerous and must be respected and incorporated The Odyssey Odesseus leaves his baby Telemecus –is about 20 at time of Odyssey Books 1-4: Telemachus: situated in here in now [Ithaca, Pylos, Sparta], fate of Odysseus remains uncertain, 1 st council of the Gods, focus on Telemachus Books 5-8: Odysseus, situated at the crossroads: Scheria, 2
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