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Midterm 1 Review

Classical Studies
Course Code
CS 2301A/B
Randall Pogorzelski
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Midterm 1 Review
5 Things for the Oresteia
o Title: Oresteia or Aeschylus’ Oresteia
Individual plays are, the Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and
The Eumenides
**Underline the titles when handwriting
o Authour: Aeschylus
May see other correct spellings occasionally, including
“Aiskhylos”, which is a more direct translation
Fought in the Persian wars
o Date: first produced in 458 BCE
Dates important for relative chronology
Few decades after the Persian wars
o Location: first presented the Oresteia in Athens
o Language: written in ancient Greek, and specifically in the dialect of
Attic Greek, which was the Greek of classical Greek
5 Things for Criminology: The Basics
o Authour: Sandra Walklate
British criminologist
o Date: first edition 2005, second edition 2011
Know dates because historical context matters!
Page numbers are different because she added information
about war crimes that happened between 2005-2011
o Title: Criminology: The Basics
o Language: British English
o Location: Liverpool, UK
5 Things: Lysias 1, On the Murder of Eratosthenes
Authour: Lysias
Born in 5th century BCE
Father from Syracuse
Speechwriter in Athens
Not an Athenian citizen, but is a metic, or resident alien
Beginning of Pelepenisan War (Athens v. Sparta)
The Thirty Tyrants
o Executed his brother, Lysias escaped and joined
the democratic resistance
o Given citizenship, but taken away because it was
ruled as unconstitutional
We have a collection of speeches by Lysias, in which this
speech if the first one
We don’t know exactly when Lysias write the speech,
but we do know that he write is sometime between
403-380 BCE
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