The Idea of the State

The Idea of the State - The idea of the State PS 240...

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Formatvorlage des Untertitelmasters durch Klicken bearbeiten 1/13/11 The idea of the State PS 240 Section 002 Week 3
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1/13/11 The Mythical Origins of the state Aeschylus (ca. 425 BC – 456 BC) the father of tragedy: Oresteia. Circle of Bloodshed: Agamemnon-Iphigenia- Clytemnestra-Orestes. Furies demanded Orestes dead – but Apollo protects him. Jury is formed of “Earth Gods” and “Heaven Gods.” What was the verdict?
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1/13/11 The Mythical Origins of the state Orestes was freed from the death penalty because: The Furies saw the matricide as a blood crime – for which Orestes has to be killed. Apollo, however, held the view that the marital contract is more sacred than the condition of kinship. The question of kinship vs. law: Which one is to prevail?
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1/13/11 The Mythical Origins of the state The final decision was to spare Orestes and end the bloodshed. Implications of this myth:
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