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Cl_Hum 1060 - Classical Mythology
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Outline of Lecture 11 17 14 Thyestean Banquet Agamemnon and Menelaus I Atreus sons a Marry Klytaimnestra and Helen sisters i Daughters of Tyndareos or Zeus and Leda b Helen runs off with Trojan prince i Trojan War ii Greek fleet at Aulis II Artemis a Agamemnon offends i Boast ii Sacred deer b Atreus failure to sacrifice III Iphigenia a Sacrifice b Achilles c Deer IV Klytaimnestra a THINKS that Iphigenia is dead b Affair with Aigisthos i Thyestes and Pelopeia s son c Plot to murder Agamemnon d Axe murderess V Agamemnon and Klytaimnestra s Children a Iphigenia b Elektra c Orestes d Maybe some others VI Orestes Return a Apollo Avenge your father b 7 years later incognito c Pylades best friend d Orestes and Elektra plan vengeance e Orestes kills Aigisthos and Klytaimnestra VII Erinyes Furies a Correct and incorrect filial actions i Avenge father ii Kill mother iii Guilt VIII Delphi a Sanctuary b Purification IX The Trial at Athens X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI a 12 dikasts jurors i Olympian gods ii Athenians b Apollo defense c Furies prosecution d Athena s vote i Sides with male ii Father outweighs mother e Erinyes Eumenides Kindly Ones f Two aetiological myths for manslaughter on Areopagos i Divine Ares ii Heroic Orestes After Athens a Continued persecution by Furies b Tauris i Outside Greece c Reclaim statue of Artemis d Orestes and Pylades Iphigenia a Sacrificed b Or not c Tauris i Priestess of Artemis Tauris a Non Greek b Human sacrifice of strangers c Orestes and Pylades sacrifices Escape a Return to Greece b No more sacrifice The Family Curses a Tantalos crime against the gods b Pelops sons kill their half brother i Pelops curses his sons c Thyestes sleeps with Atreus wife d Thyestes son Aigisthos cuckolds and kills Atreus son Agamemnon Curses a Familial chaos i Clear family tree ease of inheritance ii Unclear family tree problems 1 Magnifies real concerns over succession iii Myth how can families go wrong b Furies i Curse kin slaying ii Kin slaying Furies Agamemnon s Children XVII a Elektra marries Pylades b Iphigenia remains Artemis priestess i Sanctuary at Brauron c Orestes marries Hermione i Daughter of Menelaus and Helen Final Purification a Familial reconciliation reincorporation b Appeasement of Artemis c Removal of all the curses on descendants of Pelops


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