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Unformatted text preview: The funeral of Achilles was the final meeting of the Gods and humans. 3. Medea a. Tragedy in Public Life i. Medeas jealousy stems from her hypersexuality (she has an affinity with Aphrodite) b. Precedents i. Atreus killing his brothers kids and feeding them to him c. Historical Context with Respect to Athenian Law i. Drastic response against children is the only power women have to exact revenge on their children ii. Polis v Oikos (public v private spheres) d. Women and Power in the Family e. Oedipus and Atreus Passing the sins of the father to their children and vengeance cycles f. Medea kills Apsyrtus breaks ties with old home g. Medea was feared and reviled because of her crimes h. Jason reneges on the oath that he made to Medea. i. Medea sees herself as a model wife and as a hero in unequal status j. Philia (family duty), Xenia (country duty)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course CLASS 2604 taught by Professor Mankin during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '08