Lecture 3 Ortesia Play - Law and Morality Lecture #3:...

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Law and Morality Lecture #3: OrestiaBackground:-Plays hold a major place in society, playwrites we’re considered honourable.-Aeschylus 525-426 BCE-Pendes 495-429-Plato 424-348-Watching a play taught moral lessons about sophrocity , teaching how to control your envy.-Argos was at war with troy, and they defeated troy-Zeus killed his father chronos.-The Olympians we’re the new gods of classical Athens-Zeus hold a banquet and invites all the other gods neglecting Ares-Ares causes conflict to bear the prettiest god and the fight bw Aphrodite Hera and Athena-The conflict is decided by zeus to be judged by a human, Paris.-All the gods bribe him (humans judge things by what they can get)-Paris sides with Aphrodite and in return gets the fairest love-Paris goes to argos to see Helen who is married to the king Menelaus brother of Argos-Helen sides with paris and goes with him after being struck by aphrodites arrow-This is can be either seen as she was taken or she went with him willingly.-This is considered a disgrace to argos-Zeus the god of hospitality is angry-The code of hospitality respects the vulnerability of the traveller-Paris violates this code of hospitality after being let into argos as a guest-Zeus sends the two kings imagery of furies (disease like feeling until you avenge) to avenge hishonour.-The kings went to go conquer troy-On the way they encounter a storm that is interpreted as artemes’ anger-They see two eagles gutting a hair and interpret it as them the kings killing young soldiers-They are now conflicted with a dilemma of pleasing Zeus or Artemes.-They consult their auguror and to come to the conclusion that to please both gods they mustcontinue but sacrifice one of their young as an eye for an eye-The king sends for cylemnestra to send their daughter iphiginia telling her she will wed-When they get there she is sacrificed and the storm subsides.

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