11-1 Notes - -Zeus’ authority clytemnestra’s guilty mother unrelated Votes equal so Athena is tiebreaker and Orestes is acquitted Orestes’

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Eumenides: Begins with Pythia, a priestess of Apollo, and we see orestes being haunted by furies so he must go to Athens to get purified Erinyes=Furies Clytemnestra scolds Erinyes for letting Orestes go When Erinyes wakes up, he is angry at Apollo, and in turn, Apolo Is disgusted and says Erinyes is a barbarian Orestes, in Athens, clasps statue of Athena ‘binding song’ Athena comes and jury decides the case for the first time -Etiology for homicide court on Hill of Ares Chorus says: importance of fear and reverence for legality At trial, Apollo defends Orestes Furies cross-examine Orestes and Apollo defends orestes
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Unformatted text preview: -Zeus’ authority, clytemnestra’s guilty, mother unrelated Votes equal, so Athena is tiebreaker, and Orestes is acquitted, Orestes’ gratitude: military alliance Athena convinces Furies to abandon hostility and take place of honor in city Temple attendants lead out in torchlit procession, and there is a new home in the cave below the hill of Ares as “grave goddesses” Children of Leda and Tyndareus-Dioscuri, Helen, Clyt-Dioscuri: Polydeuces immortal, Castor mortal: Zeus/Tyndareus-Castor dies in dispute over cattle with sons of Aphareus-Polydeuces shares his immortality with brother: Pindar...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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