Unformatted text preview: The funeral of Achilles was the final meeting of the Gods and humans. 3. “Medea” a. Tragedy in Public Life i. Medea’s jealousy stems from her hypersexuality (she has an affinity with Aphrodite) b. Precedents i. Atreus killing his brother’s 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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- Fall '08
- Greek Mythology, Iron Race people