Lecture 2, Part 1 - The Tragedy of Crime

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Department
Classical Studies
Course
Classical Studies 2301A/B
Professor
Randall Pogorzelski
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 2The Tragedy of Crime Part 1 y New sets of relationships are starting to develop o City states polis start to develop instead of focusing around just the household oikos o Very hierarchical based around one aristocratic family or a smaller number of families o Shared power ensured that these powerful families would remain in charge o Sets the standard for politics in the classical period o Oikos makes up the polis explains why men get to voteMen are the head of the household each household gets one vote o Classical Period 480 BCE to 323 BCE480 BCE Starts with the Battle of Thermopylae end of GreekPersian Wars323 BCE ends with the Hellenistic period death of Alexander the GreatRome is a small city center of attention is in Greece especially Athens and Sparta y 5 Things for the Oresteia o Title Oresteia or Aeschylus OresteiaIndividual plays are the Agamemnon The Libation Bearers and The
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