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Religious Studies
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RELS 1200Y
Professor
Peter O' Brien

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CLAS 1100 Mon, Jan 27 / 2014 ­ In the chorus, we see that Aeschylus’ language is unsurpassable, kinda like the  Greek Shakespeare ­ Parthei Mathos – Man must learn by suffering • Mind of the gods can be revealed to mortals, but we must suffer to get it • The difficulty of these texts is part of the Parthei in order to get the  Mathos  Agamemnon murdering Iphigenia ­ Although strapped on the yoke of necessity, Agamemnon’s mindset totally  changed ­ This brings us to the theme of freedom and necessity – the curse on the House of  Atreus ­ Necessity enforces the action, but it shouldn’t twist the mind of the individual ­ “Hybris” – a very clear sense that cosmic boundaries are being transgressed ­ Why is Artemis, the protector of the young, trying to cross boundaries by killing  Iphigenia?     ­ shows the perversion and the miasma that influences all ­ Herald proves that something is wrong about the Trojan War (all fo
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