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  • agamemnon - 1235 Words
    In the Agamemnon, Clytemnestra makes a formal speech to the chorus describing her love and concern for her husband. Describe the elements of deceit in the speech. In Aeschylus’s Greek myth Oresteia, Clytemnestra makes a speech shortly before her husband, Agamemnon, is murdered. The speech is spoken right upon the return of Agamemnon from the war of troy. The speech she gives is deceitful and foreshadows many events to come in the myth. The speech is also full of double entendres and...
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  • Agamemnon - 1529 Words
     Agamemnon is the first book in the Orenstein Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer, Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with a watchman tired of waiting for Agamemnon, the king of Argos who is away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king’s welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city, watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and...
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  • Agamemnon - 381 Words
    Agamemnon is the king of Mycenae and the main antagonist of the film Troy, which is based loosely on The Illiad. Troy the movie: Agamemnon is an arrogant, power-hungry man whose favorite hobbies are bolstering his own status and antagonizing his strongest warrior, Achilles, with whom he shares a mutual antipathy. He is also lecherous and sadistic, taking great delight when his men successfully stormed Troy and burned it and shouting at them to heighten the carnage; he planned to make Briseis...
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  • The Women of Agamemnon - 1502 Words
    The Women of Agamemnon A woman’s role in ancient Greek life was far less significant when compared to that of Greek men. Greek women’s jobs were mainly to run the household and bear children. Women had very little rights in Greek society. In Tragedies women were often the main focus revealing to us how women were treated and also how they were thought of in society (Marschke). In the play Agamemnon written by Aeschylus, all of the actions revolve around the actions of the women. The plays...
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  • Agamemnon at Fault - 911 Words
    While Book 1 of the Iliad establishes the epic’s enveloping action as the conflict between the Achaean (the Greeks) and the Trojans, it documents yet another agon: The disagreement between Agamemnon, the leader of the entire Achaean army, and Achilles, the Achaeans’ most important general and greatest warrior. According to ancient Greek values, as well as the ancient Greek cosmology, Agamemnon is at fault because he violates the citizen-king bond, fails to demonstrate the concept of “heart”, and...
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  • Analysis of Agamemnon - 327 Words
    ANALYSIS OF AESCHYLUS’ AGAMEMNON Agamemnon concedes as a very disturbing in play, since he is a vicious man so killed the previous king of Argos for the throne and marry the daughter, which is Clytemnestra. The other reasons are the sacrifices of Iphigenia to Artemis, and I just can’t conceive of killing his blood relative and in some point he didn’t even think a mercy to his daughter. Then another one is admiring the half sister of Clytemnestra, which is Helen. The last one...
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  • Achilles and Agamemnon - 519 Words
    Achilles and Agamemnon If I were to side with Achilles or Agamemnon in their quarrel, I would choose to side with Achilles. Based on the story from the book, it seems as though Achilles is much more worthiness than Agamemnon. Achilles is not as dishonorable as Agamemnon, nor is he as greedy, and he is also more useful for the Greeks rather than Agamemnon is. Although Agamemnon is the king of Mycenae, he is a king with great disgrace. A first example would be when Agamemnon dishonored...
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  • Agamemnon Essay 9 - 721 Words
    Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first book in the Orestiean Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer, Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with Agamemnon, the king of Argos, away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king's welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city, watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and Agamemnon's return....
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  • Close Reading Essay: Agamemnon
    | Aeschylus’ Oresteia: Agamemnon | Close Reading Essay| | | “Now you pass judgment! Exile from this land, the hatred of the people, public curses. But him! What charges did you ever bring against him? For all he cared he might as well have been killing an animal. Oh, he had plenty of sheep to choose from, but he sacrificed his own child, my labor of love, to charm away the cruel storm-winds of Thrace. He was the one you should have banished from this land, as...
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  • Rites of Passage of Agamemnon - 500 Words
    In the first six books of the Iliad Agamemnon goes through the rite of passage, which evolves his character from a strong, centralized, authoritative leader to an incompetent selfish individual due to the crucible of beauty, the empowerment of Chryseis. The rite of passage of Agamemnon does not operate chronologically but starts with the state of liminality, his choice of rejecting ransom from Chryses, the separation, his diminishment as an extraordinary leader, and finally the partial...
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  • The Reconciliation Between Agamemnon and Achilles
    Throughout the enitre epic that is the Iliad, Homer gives us a choice. Do we believe that the gods of Mt. Olympus control and interfere in human lives creating the many dramas that is the Greek life or do humans control their own destiny while using the gods as an excuse for their misfortunes? The arguement and reconciliation of Achilles and Agamemnon perfectly illustrate this delimma through their speeches of supposed forgiveness and understanding. The reconciliation begins with the death...
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  • Agamemnon Essay 2 - 542 Words
    In attempting to do a character analysis of Agamemnon, there were several things that I took into consideration. Agamemnon’s personality which was revealed I the things he said and the words he spoke, what he thought, what he did and what the other characters said about him and by how the other characters reacted towards him. I feel as though Agamemnon personality was the most important aspect of his character, but his physical appearance also contributed to his actions. After reading Iliad,...
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  • Agamemnon, Symbolism of Darkne - 652 Words
    Throughout the ages of literature, darkness has often been used as symbolic in representation for evil, concealment, and blindness. In the opening of Agamemnon, the darkness that consumed the scene was used for effect in order to convey indirectly, themes of evil, concealment, and blindness. The theme of evil was clearly supported by the actions of the character. The play was one of murder and revenge, both of which are traditionally sinful in nature. Agamemnon is murdered in the play by...
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  • Agamemnon Essay 7 - 755 Words
    In Aeschylus' Agamemnon there are many different opinions about what kind of king and commander Agamemnon was. Some argued that he was good, while others dispute that his motives were wrong. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, gained a strong hatred for him, after he sacrificed his own daughter so he could go to war. Many believe that this was not necessary and could have been overcome. The chorus seems to agree with this to an extent, and feels that Agamemnon could have prayed and requested...
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  • Agamemnon and Greek Society - 962 Words
    Jen Krupa Final Draft Seminar paper 11/6/12 The Portrayal of Women in Greek Writing Sappho, Aeschylus and Homer are Greek authors that discuss the role of women in Greek Society. Women hold traditional Greek roles in society taking on the role as wife and mother. These roles are generally viewed as subordinate roles to men in Greek times. This can be seen through the poetry of Sappho. It can be argued that women also hold very powerful negative or positive roles in Greek society....
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  • Agamemnon vs Hamlet - 462 Words
    I think that Hamlet was more tragic in comparison to Agamemnon. The reason being is because in Hamlet Claudius is driven to kill his own brother, King Hamlet, just so he can marry his own sister-in-law. Hamlet is plotting to kill his own uncle and is speaks of his own mother in a hateful manner e:g Within a month, Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her gallèd eyes, She married. O most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! A...
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  • Agamemnon-s Characterer - 476 Words
    Lesson 1 ­ Personal Response The play Agamemnon by Aeschylus is a play written 2500 years ago in Greece, known for being one of the most tragic Greek plays of its time. It bases its background on Greek mythology with their gods. The play itself is named after one of the main characters, Agamemnon, king of Argos. There are two other main characters, Clytemnestra, queen of Argos and Cassandra, priestess of Troy and Agamemnon’s mistress. ...
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  • A Short Analysis of Aeschylus' Agamemnon
    Aeschylus- Agamemnon Characters- The Watchman Clytaemnestra The Herald Agamemnon Cassandra Aegisthus The Chorus 1). The Watchman: • The watchman sets the time and place for the play (Agamemnon's palace in Argos, the house of Atreus); he describes the many miserable nights he has spent on the rooftop of the palace watching for the signal fires that will herald...
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  • The Agamemnon: Family Feud for the Ages
    The House of Atreus is one of the finest examples of uncontrollable fate in all of ancient literature. The lineage of Atreus is steeped in the spilling of family blood starting with Tantalus and continuing with Agamemnon. However it is Atreus who is responsible for the curse on the family, since he was the one who tricked Thyestes into eating his children. It was this one event that caused the continuation of family bloodshed and forced family members of the House of Atreus to fulfill their...
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  • Agamemnon: Homer’s Negative Portrait Of A Leader
    Agamemnon was blessed to have such an enormous army, and this is quite possibly the only reason why he was such a powerful leader. If, however, Agamemnon had a smaller army, would he have still been such a strong leader? No, and the reasons are very extensive because not only was he very negative, but he also boasted in his power. Agamemnon was described by Homer as a powerful leader, but he neglected to show us many reasons why he was so strong. The reason why Homer did not show us many of...
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  • Did Agamemnon Deserve His Fate>
     Did Agamemnon Deserve His Fate? In asking this question we must remember to look at both sides of the 'coin'. On one hand we have Agamemnon's uncompromising position and his good qualities, and on the other, we have Clytemnestra and her reasons for killing her husband. We shall start with Agamemnon. The first time we hear of Agamemnon is from the Watchman in the opening scene. He speaks of the feeling of longing he has to take his master's hand in his. The Chorus are ready to criticize...
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  • Iliad Book 1 Achilles Vs. Agamemnon
    ENGL 2301.04 10 September 2013 Achilles Vs. Agamemnon In Homer’s, The Iliad, Book 1, “The Rage of Achilles,” one of the main concepts presented is the idea that the gods desire honor and glory. It is very evident that both Achilles and Agamemnon are in competition for more power and dominance. This idea is demonstrated primarily through the two prize women, Briseis and Chryseis, daughter of Chrsyses. While the Trojan war was going on, both Achilles and Agamemnon had a fight amongst...
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  • Comparison of Medea and Clytemnestra, Euripides's Medea and Aeschylus's Agamemnon
    Tragic heroes from Greek tragedies almost always share similar characteristics. Medea from Euripides's play Medea and Clytemnestra from Aeschylus's play Agamemnon display and share tragic traits. They are both vengeful wives who share similarities in the cause of their vengeance but have some differences in their chosen means of revenge; as a result of successfully exacting their revenge both Clytemnestra and Medea cause their own downfall. Both Medea and Clytemnestra seek to hurt their...
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  • The importance of structure in "The Agamemnon" is a classic Greek tragedy written by Aeschylus.
    The Agamemnon is a classic Greek tragedy written by Aeschylus in which he entails the continuation of the curse on the house of Atreus in the time period following the end of the Trojan War and the return of King Agamemnon. This play tells of the murders of Cassandra and Agamemnon-by-Agamemnon's wife Clytemestra. Throughout the play many aspects have a profound effect on the structure. Things such as the chorus, audience, the use of common literary devices such as "buts" and ellipses" as well as...
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  • Achilles, Agamemnon and Hektor, Three Great Heroes with Different Characteristics.
    Achilles, Agamemnon and Hektor, three great heroes with different characteristics. In the center of ancient Greek history are the big heroes, Gods and Goddesses but one of the heroes described with mastery is Achilles the Greek hero who is not described with disdain like other Greek heroes but with more love. The wrath of Achilles and the death of Hector, the biggest hero amongst Trojans, are described with rare mastery and love for Achilles despite the fact that he commits a cruel deed by...
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  • Analyze Agamemnon’s Character from Homer’s Iliad and Aeschylus’s Agamemnon
    Assignment of Classics in Translation ( ENG 1421 ) Topic: Analyze Agamemnon’s Character from Homer’s Iliad and Aeschylus’s Agamemnon [pic] Agamemnon is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, the brother of Menelaus and the husband of Clytemnestra. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra had four children: one son, Orestes, and three daughters, Iphigenia, Electra and Chrysothemis. He was the king of Mycenae. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon was...
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  • How Far Is This Speech of Agamemnon Typical of His Views and Actions Elsewhere in the Iliad?
    5. How far is this speech of Agamemnon typical of his views and actions elsewhere in the Iliad? This speech, to a certain extent does show Agamemnon’s typical views and actions in relation to other extracts in the Book. Such as his quarrel with Achilleus in book 1 and also his speech in book 9, in which he again pushes the blame away from himself. However it is also shown throughout the book that this is not his typical actions or views, for example his attitude towards Achilleus in book 1...
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  • In Book 1 of the Iliad, Who Do You Think Is Most to Blame for the Rage of Achilles, Achilles or Agamemnon
    In Book 1 of the Iliad, Agamemnon should be the one that is responsible for the rage of Achiles. As the victory of the Achaeans’ battle, Agamemnon takes Chryseis as his prize while Achilles claims Briseis. Chryses begs Agamemnon to return his daughter but Agamemnon refuses to do it so Chryses asks Apollo for help. Apollo sends a plague which kills many Greek soldiers. Agamemnon returns Chryseis to Chryses and takes Briseis away from Achiles. Agamemnon’s action is inconsiderate and disrespectful...
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  • The characters in Aeschylus' Agamemnon create only fear and no pity in each other and in the audience.' How far do you agree with this statement?
    The characters in Aeschylus' Agamemnon create only fear and no pity in each other and in the audience.' How far do you agree with this statement? I agree with this statement to a certain extent, however, I think it does not represent the whole of the Agamemnon. I think that what invokes pity, are events, rather than characters, that have preceded the play. There are mixes of passive and fearsome characters in the Agamemnon. Clytemnestra and Aegisthus are an example of fearsome characters,...
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  • Trojan War and Orestes Mother
    Ahmed Ahmed 12/04/08 Prof. Staines Lit 230-02 Oresteia Paper People suffer for many different reasons, and they cope with the suffering the only way they know how. In addition, sometimes people seek their own justice for their suffering. There is always controversy about what is justified and what is not. In Oresteia, Aeschylus portrays suffering for many...
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  • The Oresteia: Message of Fate - 684 Words
    Kenneth Studebaker Mrs. Halpin Lit. 11/12 11-24-09 The Oresteia The Oresteia, written by playwright Aeschylus, is a trilogy about the fall of the House of Atreus. Throughout The Oresteia, Aeschylus shows that it is personal responsibility and rationality rather than Fate that determines a person’s experience. This is shown at many various times, like when the Furies decide to change from their role as Furies to the Eumenides, Orestes, also does not kill Clytaemnestra simply because he is...
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  • Lesson 1 Personal Responses
    Lesson 1-Personal Response Agamemnon I believe that Agamemnon is a protagonist character with selfish intentions in the play, Agamemnon. Although, he does make a few errors in his period of ruling. Overall, I believe he is a hubris person as he holds great pride in himself, his actions and his decisions. I believe that his intentions of his actions are only meant for his own benefit and that he believes no one else’s value should be more than his value. He has very little effect but, a very...
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  • Character Analysis of Clytaemnestra - 597 Words
    Character Analysis of Clytaemnestra In Agamemnon, the first of three plays from the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus, Agamemnon's wife, Clytaemnestra, is portrayed as a strong willed woman. Her strength is evident in various occasions in the play. This characteristic was not typical for women of the time period. This strong women walked the fine line between the roles of a women and man, a lover and fighter, and a subject and ruler. It is apparent that Clytaemnestra has both feminine, and...
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  • Yeah, Yeah - 437 Words
    Griffith Basehore 9/16/11 Does revenge promote justice? Revenge has played an intricate part in society since the beginning of man. There are quite a few stories in which people use revenge to amend the wrong that was done to them. This brings about the question, does revenge promote justice? I believe that revenge can promote justice but only if the punishment is ethical and executed properly. People that take to revenge often have suffered an emotional trauma. This is especially the...
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  • Orestes an Innocent Hero - 1205 Words
    Orestes: An Innocent Hero Throughout time there has been a universal question that does not yet yield a universal answer. All people have a different view on whether or not it is right to avenge the killing of another, through the death of the killers. In America during this day and age, it is the obligation of the court system to decide whether or not a murderer should be put to death. Most of the time, the criminal is sentenced to a prison term, but when a judge decides to issue the...
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  • Justice and Gender in the Oresteia - 1839 Words
    Justice and Gender in the Oresteia Justice and gender are put into relation with each other in Aeschylus’ Oresteia. In this trilogy, Greek society is characterized as a patriarch, where the oldest male assumes the highest role of the oikos (household). The household consists of a twofold where the father is the head, and the wife and children are the extended family. The head of the oikos is the only one who possesses the authority to seek justice. This is because the father acquires...
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  • Justice and Vengeance in The Oresteia - 890 Words
    Justice and Vengeance in The Oresteia A. Thesis Statement In this paper, I suggest that the themes of justice and vengeance are reflected in a progressive movement throughout the trilogy. The never-ending cycle of revenge and vengeance was between not only mortals like Clytaemnestra and Orestes but also between gods for example Apollo and the Furies. The theme of justice and vengeance are important because the play reflects a movement from a time of savagery and revenge and a movement towards...
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  • Electra, a Play by Sophocles
    Raquel Regalado Professor Templeton GNHU285_14SP10 10 April 2010 Electra by Sophocles Freytag Triangle: Setting/Exposition: The play starts with at Mycenae before the palace of Agamemnon where Pylades, Orestes, and Paedagogous. Inciting Incident: Paedagogous introduce Orestes to his father’s city and urge him to take action for the injustice of his father’s death. Agamemnon being killed already and what has been happening since then. Agamemnon wife...
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  • Orestia Essay - 1114 Words
    Oresteia Morality Essay In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Libation Bearers he uses morally ambiguous characters such as Orestes and Clytaemnestra to challenge the reader to ponder the fine or nonexistent line between right and wrong. Both Orestes and Clytaemnestra have done things to hint at them being solely evil or good, however many of their character traits and less significant actions lead to the reader being incapable of categorizing them as simply good or bad. By making these characters...
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  • The Many Faces of Electra: Aeschylus and Sophocles
     Spenser Pulleyking 1436071 University of Tulsa HON-1003-02 The Many Faces of Electra: Aeschylus and Sophocles 1385 Words Dr. Avi Mintz While Helen of Troy might have had a face that launched a thousand ships, Electra of Argos had a face that launched a thousand stories. Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, three famous ancient Greek playwrights from the 4th and 5th Century BCE, all produced their own versions of Electra’s story that survive to this...
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  • Clytemnestra: Villain or Heroine? - 1901 Words
     Villain or heroine? Clytemnestra, one of the most misunderstood characters in all of the Oresteia. By most she is looked at as a terrible monster of a woman who killed her husband to take another man as her lover and then banished her children, but if her story is actually looked back on she might have every justifiable reason to have kicked Agamemnon to the curb. Not only does Agamemnon kill her daughter just so he can go to war –talk about daddy problems-, but they begin much before...
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  • Mourning Becomes Electra - 15254 Words
    From Aeschylus’ Oresteia to Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra: Text, Adaptation and Performance[1] ©Alison Burke, The Open University, UK Introduction The Royal National Theatre’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra at the Royal National Theatre (London 2003–4) downplayed the relationship between O’Neill’s trilogy and Aeschylus’ Oresteia. Rather than following the stage directions of O’Neill, which are evocative of classical staging conventions, the RNT...
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  • Is Clytemnestra Innocent? - 1056 Words
    Hafiz Muhammd Asad Prof. Dr Asim Kareem 10 February 2013 Is Clytemnestra Blameworthy or Innocent? When a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty. This is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial. In the play Oresteia by Aeschylus, the story of Clytemnestra’s guilt or innocence is questioned. She does many things that people are not too happy with and those...
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  • A Guilty or Innocent Way: a Look at Clytemnestra’s Actions
    When a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty. This is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial. In the play The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the story of Clytemnestra guilt or innocents is questioned. She does many things that people are not too happy with and those controversial actions throughout the story, mainly in the first part Agamemnon get her into the trouble. As we explore the case that...
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  • Perspectives of War: Ancient Greece and Today
    “Everlasting peace is a dream, and not even a pleasant one; and war is a necessary part of God’s arrangement of the world.” Count Helmuth von Moltke wrote these words in a letter to Dr. J.K. Bluntschli in December of 1880. Von Moltke’s words, spoken from his experience in the Franco-Prussian War, portray an unusual philosophy. Instead of debating on the ethics of war, he speaks of its continuity and necessity to man. His reasoning has inspired an uncommon belief that it is not whether war is...
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  • Ambiguity and insincerity in Clytemnestra - 421 Words
    Ambiguity and insincerity in Clytemnestra Agamemnon and Clytemnestra are portrayed at the beginning of the play as equals. The start of the play states that Clytemnestra is faithful to her husband, though in the latter, Clytemnestra has an unusual influence in the public sphere, especially when criticizing Agamemnon, with the help of the chorus. There are many signals that Clytemnestra has sympathy for the victims of troy, as her daughter Iphigenia was a victim herself. It is therefore...
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  • Electra - 576 Words
    Frankie Szamboti Roger Williams University April 22, 2013 The Ascents of Ideas Clytemnestra the Adversary Throughout Sophocles’ Electra, Clytemnestra, the antagonist of the story, and mother of the main character Electra, makes decisions that further remove her from her family, thus eventually leads to her murder by her own son, the protagonist and hero, Orestes. Whether it be the murder of her former husband Agamemnon, or the ill mannered treatment of Electra, Clytemnestra is seen to be...
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  • Oresteia Live - 956 Words
    Oresteia Live It is said, “Aeschylus’ theatrical genius can be fully appreciated only through an awareness of the context in which these plays were performed” and the Royal National Theatre’s production of the Oresteia demonstrates this principle (Aeschylus xi). Elements such as the music, costumes, scenery, and actors in the live production highlights different relationships within the play, which allows for an audience to have a different interpretation of the plays than someone who might...
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  • The Pursuit of Justice Versus the Fulfillment of Self-Interest in the Odyssey and Electra
    The Pursuit of Justice Versus The Fulfillment of Self-Interest in The Odyssey and Electra If one were to closely analyze the actions that are carried out by the characters in both The Odyssey and Electra, it would be quite difficult to assess what the standards of true justice are in such era of ancient Greece. Certain instances suggest that they work strictly through a measure of balance while others conclude that the people simply do whatever is necessary in order to obey the Gods. However,...
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  • Sacrifice Of Iphigenia - 306 Words
    Nadine Fadelle Nick Courtright Classicism September 26, 2013 Sacrifice of Iphigenia Sacrificing Iphigenia was based on Agamemnon’s decision to fight or not to fight. Since he wanted to fight he had to sacrifice his daughter; however, he did not have to fight, he chose to. Some may think that Agamemnon was faced with a tough decision: to fight with his brother and lose his daughter, or being able to keep his daughter and let his brother fight in Troy alone. Agamemnon’s daughter, Iphigenia had...
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  • Troy vs Iliad - 1441 Words
    The movie Troy written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen was inspired by The Iliad, an ancient Greek poem about the time of warrior Achilles argument with King Agamemnon during the Trojan War. Some events the film where taken straight from the Iliad, and is at times the two stories are very similar to one another. However there are several major differences between them, as Troy the movie was made to appealing to twenty first century audiences, where as the Iliad was meant to...
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  • Iakobos Kambanellis - 4401 Words
    Iakovos Kambanellis This is an interview with Greek directorConstantinos Passalis- by Reza Shirmarz based on translating Iakovos Kambanellis into Persian - :‫نوشتۀ پشت جلد این کتاب عبارت است از‬language. Constantinos Passalis was born in Marmari of Evia, Greece. At a very young age his family moved to Athens where after finishing his secondary education, he studied law. The Arts won him over however and he went on to study theatre at the Michaelides School of Drama. He then came to...
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  • Supercat Plus - 5639 Words
    Euripides IV - Iphigenia in Aulis p. 217 - 300 (83 pages) ---------------------------------------- All info up to 230 was lost. Just follow highlighted areas. ---- May fill in these blanks later--- RECALL THE INTRODUCTION -------------------------------------------- p 231 A lot more politically themed. Menelaus is accusing Agamemnon of feigning humility in order to gain political power and “market advancement.”He says he's abandoned his old friends. ;/He is also saying that...
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  • The Role of Revenge - 963 Words
    Theron Thomas Dr. Barker World Literature The Role of Revenge In Aeschylus’s, Agamemnon I do believe the role of revenge is justified. Even with it being as sad as true, there is a special bond with mother and daughter that no one can ever break or come in between. In the play, if the chorus would’ve listen to Cassandra’s prophecy and took action from the jump, maybe this whole tragedy would be prevented. But since the words were spoken from the lips of a...
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  • Art Appreciation - Anger of Achilles Painting
    On my mission to find a painting that either caught my eye or would stop me dead in my tracks, I discovered “The Anger of Achilles.” This oil painting seemed to call me hither to take a closer look. As I walked closer, the painting became more clear and vivid. It was as if Jacques-Louis David was oil painting in high definition. This is a stunningly clear oil painting. So clear, it resembles a modern day photograph. The expression on the faces of each character in this painting drew me in...
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  • Implications of Gender Roles in Oresteia
    During Greek Rule hundreds of years ago women were put to a standard and expected to maintain it through everything that they do. When any woman did anything out of the norm then they were most likely ridiculed for what they had done. In his play, Oresteia, Aeschylus highlights the implications of gender roles in Greek society with the foiling of Clytemnestra by Electra to illustrate the Greek ideals and views of woman in contrast to their men, the juxtaposition of Orestes and Clytemnestra as...
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  • Ramayana and the Illiad - 1499 Words
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