Lecture_Outline_for_Aeschylus_and_The_Oresteia - F Orestes...

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Lecture Outline for Aeschylus and The Oresteia I. Aeschylus: First of Tragic Poets A. 525-456 BCE B. Believed in Divine Justice C. Drew from Homer D. Developed Use of Costumes and Second Speaking Actor E. Innovative use of Chorus and Visual Effects F. Exceptional Language II. History of the House of Atreus A. Atreus and Thyestes B. Agamemnon and Menelaus C. Clytaemnestra and Helen III. Layers of Analysis for The Oresteia A. The Psyche B. The Polis C. The Cosmos D. The Anthropological Principle. E. Tribalism to Civilization (Modernity) F. Intimation of Democracy G. Theodicy IV. The Oresteia – Agamemnon A. Pathos and Theodicy B. Pathos of Elder Citizens C. Agamemnon’s Sacrifice of Iphigenia D. Pathos of Troy E. Pathos of the War and Agamemnon’s Return F. Pathos of Clytaemnestra G. Murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra H. Tyranny and the Quarrel with Aegisthus V. The Oresteia – The Libation Bearers A. Tyranny in the House of Atreus B. Hope for Redemption C. Clytaemnestra’s Dream D. Orestes’ Plan E. Orestes’ Hesitation
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Unformatted text preview: F. Orestes Murders his Mother G. Issue of Responsibility H. Orestes’ Flight into Madness VI. The Oreseteia – The Euminides A. Holy Places B. The state of Orestes’ Soul C. Quarrel Between the Gods D. Athena’s Task E. The Furies F. The Areopagus G. The Trial of Orestes H. Quieting the Furies I. The Resolution J. Fear – Internalized Guilt, Socialization, Household, Conscience, Fear of Punishment K. Reason – Persuasion, Tolerance, Proportionality Righteousness/Justice VII. Summary and Conclusions A. Suffering and the Human Condition – Guilt, Hubris, Family B. Optimism – Out of savagery can come Harmony C. Harmony of Psyche, City, Cosmos D. Victory over Barbarism always Contingent – hubris and self-control E. Intimations of Democracy F. New Order: Balance Reason and Fear G. Celebration of Victory of Civilization H. Rite of Passage – Self-Knowledge...
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