Unformatted text preview: else. Orestes suffers but finds wisdom in Aga’s death. Furies creates suffering for others. They suffer because Athena weakened their power in the court of Athens. They went from Eyrines to Eumenides. But they get wisdom because they can use their powers for good by repelling ememies from Athens. What is the relationship between wisdom and suffering in Herodotus’ Histories ? Can wisdom be learned through suffering, and can it prevent future suffering according to Herodotus? You may wish (but are not required) to address the following question as well: Whose suffering and whose wisdom are we talking about? Can one learn wisdom through another’s suffering, and can one’s wisdom prevent another’s suffering? “the two mightiest powers of the world are against you” (Herodotus, Histories, 7.48) and, “the land itself will become more and more hostile to you the further you advance…[and] will ultimately starve you” (Herodotus, Histories, 7.49)....
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- Fall '08
- Suffering, Oresteia, future suffering