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Lecture 9

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Classical Studies
Jessica Higgins

16-Mar-11 CLAA06 Lecture 9 Other possible topics for test: myths in tragedy and their political overtones feminism in the study and reinterpretation of classical myth Politics and Tragedy tragedies were plays which were put on as part of festivals in Athens; all Athenians could attend, even women they celebrates Athenian civic ideologyfreedom, institution of democracy (they wanted to be ruled by themselves) the tragedies presented individuals cities or families which either positively or negatively represent these idealscould be a negative or positive examplenegative= this is why the ideals were put into place Major tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles The Orestia Agamemnons return to either Argos or Mycenae his murder by his wife Clytemnestra his son exacting revenge First of the plays in the orestia: Agamemnon he would be looking for a reception, as a returning king while he was away, his wife was mad at him for having sacrificed his daughter so that they would have good weather on the way to Troy she also had an affair with As cousin, Aegisthus once he comes home, C welcomes him and asked him to step on the purple robe
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