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lecture notws - aeschylus agamemnon slide 1 read these...

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aeschylus' agamemnon 10/26/09 slide 1 - read these passages! 763-782 - men dressed in gold -> just because youre poor/rich doesnt stop you from being hubristic - arrogance and recklessnes bring curse into household - agamemnon himself is hubristic in the end -relates to touchtone passage (innermineral might not be the same as outer mineral) 895-911 - crimson -> purple(according to the greeks)? = symbol of royalty (because purple is an expensive dye) 914-930 -agamemnon doesnt want to walk on the purple rugs because he's afraid he's going to become hubristic -clytemnestra forces agamemnon to walk on this rug, and the gods dont GAF who made him, he's still at fault because at the end, hes still walking on the tapestry, determining his fate. slide 2 1372-1393 - dike (deekay) = divine justice -"struck the third blow for zeus" -> struck the first blow for justice - crisis of an ancient view= control of women over time, different from how most greeks viewed women, aeschylus is sneaky here because not many
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people view women as eventually getting revenge.
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