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Reading Questions - (1) Agamemnon: the general Agamemnon...

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Question for 12/6 Christianity Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs: What METHOD does Gregory use to answer the question of Christian and pagan interaction? Question for 9/13 Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs (type it so I know you did it before class): Today’s reading assignment focuses on what happened when the Bronze Age palace system came to an end and a Dark Age commenced. How do you think this situation might have affected religion? How can we try to study religion in this period? Question for 9/20 9/14 Sanctuaries Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs: Briefly write about a sacred space you have gone to. Why did you go? What did you do there? Question for 10/18 Oracles Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs: Why did people consult oracles? Question for 11/19 Eumenides Answer the following in 1-2 paragraphs: What elements of magic appear in this play? Summary of the Oresteia tragedies written by Aeschylus, performed in Athens trilogy (three plays), performed on the same day during the City Dionysia
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Unformatted text preview: (1) Agamemnon: the general Agamemnon returns from fighting the Trojan War (remember: hes the one who took the daughter of the priest Chryses who then prays to Apollo, resulting in the plague); his wife Clytemnestra and her boyfriend Aegisthus kill him so that they can be sole rulers (2) The Libation Bearers: Orestes, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, comes back to town and visits his fathers grave where he runs into his own sister Electra (they pour libations at the tomb); urged on by his sister, his fathers ghost, and even the god Apollo, Orestes takes revenge for his father by killing his mother and her boyfriend; unfortunately, because even justifiable murder of ones mother is bad, the scary Furies appear to punish Orestes (3) The Oresteia: the play opens in Delphi because Orestes has fled there to seek Apollos help, because he is the god who said it was OK for him to kill his mother...
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