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Plato in Apology and Aeschylus in Eumenides
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The closing years of the fifth century BCE in Athens were tumultuous. The Peloponnesian War had been lost to Sparta and a division of the Spartan army garrisoned on the Acropolis. The democracy had been ousted in place of a group of thirty oligarchs—later to be called the Thirty Tyrants—who instituted a reign of terror against wealthy democrats, confiscating their properties and exiling or executing many.
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Plato in Apology and Aeschylus in Eumenides
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The closing years of the fifth century BCE in Athens were tumultuous. The Peloponnesian War had been lost to Sparta and a division of the Spartan army garrisoned on the Acropolis. The democracy had been ousted in place of a group of thirty oligarchs-later to be called the Thirty Tyrants-who instituted a reign of terror against wealthy democrats, confiscating their properties and exiling or executing many.
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Discuss How the relationship between kinship and politics is illustrated in texts of Aeschylus's Eumenides and extract from Theogony by Hesiod
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In order to understand the different concepts that presents themselves in this two articles, it it is important to know about the curse on the House of Atreus. The Curse… Unknown to Thyestes, Atreus had secretly murdered all of his children and have served them to him in a way that the true origin of the meat was disguised. Needless to say, he had unwittingly…
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To what extent is gender conflict a major theme of Aeschylus' Oresteia
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Oresteia is a trilogy. It is divided into three parts: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and Eumenides. The specific tragedy reflects… The identification of the role of gender in the work of Greek classics could be particularly useful. In accordance with Zeitlin (1996, p. 9) ‘gender can always be used as a coded sign to stand for some more abstract category in…
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Gender roles in the Oresteia (Agamemnon,Libation Bearers ,The Eumenides)
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The role of gender in cultural, social, and political circumstances is depicted well in various Greek literatures and the one taken for analysis is the Oresteia. This trilogy play consists of the Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides. These Greek literatures provide… The analysis focuses on these three works in regard to their depictions of gender…
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Compare the psychological internalization of character in Aeschylus Shakespeare, and Austen
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They observed the world around them with a microscopic view and understood the human nature more ardently. Thus they presented the most overlooked… He was a poet, a playwright and also a scriptwriter. He is also known as the England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Moving on, around the world we have another famous world of literature, the Greek…
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Greek Theater
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Course and Number Date Greek Theatre This essay is about the ancient Greek theatre. It gives a brief history of city of Athens, where there was performance of the first plays. It discusses the origin of theatrical events and factors that led to various festival activities.… However, performance of the plays began in the city of Athens during a religious…
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Athens and Women's Roles
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Athens and Women's Roles Name Instructor Class August 14, 2011 Women’s roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea” Women serve various roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea.” In “Agamemnon” and “Antigone,” women preserve the pride and honor of the family, although “Medea” shows a barbaric way of preserving family bonds; women express themselves as equals of men, which is present in all three plays; and finally, women also act as vanguards of godly orders and decrees, particularly in “Antigone.” Women preserve the pride and honor of the family, especially in times of troubles.…
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Libation Bearers as a Revenge Tragedy
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Aeschylus' Oresteia is the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy. It is an achievement of western civilization that can be compared to Dante's Divine Comedy, Michelangelo's painting that adorn the walls of the Sistine Chapel or Shakespeare's tragedies. Though the other Greek playwrights did not present connected episodes in their plays, Aeschylus experimented on the theme of revenge in three connected plays in Orestes.…
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Critique of a play to be watched
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Theatre Critique The Eumenides is the third part of Aeschylus Oresteian Trilogy and is recognized as one of the seminal dramatic productions of Greek antiquity. The play itself explores issues of morality and justice in a dramatic context that is indicative of a true masterpiece.… In this version a variety of critical interpretations are advanced, with the…
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Aeschylus and the Oresteia
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The play depicts a society that was initially guided by the traditional means of finding justice but with time they saw the need to come up with an informed way of reaching justice for those considered as criminals in the society.… In order to clearly depict this play writer divided it into three elements including the society, courts and the norms of the…
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Aeschylus and Herodotus' Portrayals of Persians
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The successful uprisings of the Greeks against the Persians are a subject of debate in today’s world.Darius and Xerxes are the main cause of these revolts.Greek people are characterized as people fighting for democratic space and freedom from authoritarian rule.… It is a war against tyranny and oppression that they have been subjected to for a long duration.…
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The Oresteia
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Agamemnon is the first part of trilogy and this shows the continuation of the curse Thyestes. The play centers on Clytemnestra's murder of Agamemnon. The primary reason of Clytemnestra was to make Agamemnon suffer because he sacrificed their daughter a decade ago.her husband with blood-red drapery which represents the loss of Agamemnon.… Later, Aegisthus…
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Greek Mythology
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Written by Aeschylus, The Oresteia of Aeschylus is a trilogy comprising of, Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides, which are a series of related stories of revenge spanning over three generations. Justice occupies a central theme in the trilogy as the story develops from the… Not long after Agamemnon arrives, he is killed along with the captured Trojan…
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Trojan War essay
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Name Tutor Course 29 April 2012 Trojan War Activity 1 The two plays, Iphigenia at Ilium and Iphigenia at Aulis seem to define similar storylines given the common name of Iphigenia shared in both titles of the plays. However, the two plays tell entirely different stories and each version of the plays is totally radically different from the other version.…
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Portrayal's of Persians in Aeschylus' Persians and the Film 300
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Portrayals of Persians in Aeschylus' Persians and the Film 300 (2007) The Persians is on an Athenian tragedy by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. It was first produced in472 BCE. It is one of the oldest plays surviving plays, produced alongside three other plays.… A messenger arrives and delivers a message of defeat, as well as the detailed information of the…
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The importance of writing skills
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Writing has always been a profound, visceral experience for me. It helped me achieve an exceptional level of understanding and knowledge of myself, how my mind works, and how I perceive reality.… This premise has, in a way, challenged my preconceived beliefs and innate cultural sensibilities. I had to approach this topic without biases, and in the end, I was…
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A textual Comparison
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A bold work was Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra in the sense that he has intentionally provoked comparison with the Greek classical drama (Winther 1961). Hence, it is appropriate to compare the various outlooks toward the setting of the classic Greek and modern… This paper will attempt to compare and discuss O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra and…
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Is the punishment of Prometheus in Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound just or unjust How does the play itself define justice
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Justice in ‘Prometheus Bound’ by Aeschylus Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. On the Justice of the Punishment Meted on Prometheus by Zeus 3 Works Cited 10 I. Introduction The paper answers the question of whether or not the punishment meted to Prometheus in the play ‘Prometheus Bound’ by Aeschylus is just or not, and explores the meaning of justice as the play defines the concept.…
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Looking for logical fallacies by both genders
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These fallacies are wide and varied and are premised on the gender barrier. For example, before the murder of the King of Argos, the… on’s wife plots to murder him on the fallacy of equivocation because she believes it will enable their adulterous affair with Aesgisthus to succeed and also own the family wealth. The decision to capture Cassandra, the daughter…
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Characterization of clytemnestra. I will need the works cited
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She is portrayed as a very strong-willed woman with a lot of dominance and power, a rare way of representing women in the Ancient Greece. Perhaps, in… As a talented playwright, Aeschylus skillfully reversed her roles to those of male characters in ancient Greece. Apart from been depicted as an authoritative and dominating woman, she is also depicted as…
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Poetics
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Mimesis or imitation is viewed as a representation of nature. In Poetics, Aristotle speaks of Tragedy as a form of imitation that is produced by a combination of rhythm, tune and meter. It is an imitation not only of a complete action but of events inspiring fear or pity.… While he stresses the importance of action in tragedy, he claims that it is the plot…
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Greek Mythology
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Epics, like the Iliad, Odyssey, and Oresteia, are formed in an unemotional mode: the three famous epics portray the war’s effect on human life, in particular, on the warrior, families, and communities in thoroughly exact details. The exhilaration and horror of war is vividly… In the Iliad, war is portrayed as useless, violent, and dreadful. War negatively…
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About Prometheus Bound
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To have absolute power is to master the circumstance and all it encompasses. Zeus, the recently appointed God of all Gods, reigns supreme over the lands of man and is quick to punish those who defy him.… When asked Prometheus denied Zeus the information he held regarding who it would be that threatened the throne of Zeus, so as punishment he was bound by…
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Clytemnestra and Antigone
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This way, the penalty for the crime must be appropriate. Considering Clytemnestra acts in response to a capital crime, her actions are unlikely to be just.… Clytemnestra’s actions are a failure of expectations of men during her era and can be considered a model of the female gender’s condition in classical antiquity. As a result, from these men’s perspectives,…
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