Aeschylus - Oresteia

Aeschylus - Oresteia - Elders not in favor of Trojan war...

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February 1, 2008 Aeschylus – Oresteia Layers of analysis o Disorder Psyche Polis Cosmos [guilt of household (furies) vs. reason and persuasion  (Olympians)] Tribalism  Individuated Intimations of Democracy o In play, Athena organizes a jury trial Theodicy o Theological term trying to explain reason for suffering o Who do bad things happen to good people o Is there a point to suffering? Agamemnon o Pathos (suffering) o Line 62 “For one woman’s….in the onset”
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Unformatted text preview: Elders not in favor of Trojan war What will be the cost of what has happened (including sacrifice of Agamemnons daughter) o Hymn to Zeus (about line 160-183) Their theodicy o Grace comes somehow violent o Wisdom comes from suffering o House of Atreus afflicted by self-righteous pride o Delicacy of things inviolable Doesnt take much for civilization to turn back on itself...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Spring '05 term at LSU.

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