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CC301 Introduction to Ancient Greece, Week 7

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CC301 Introduction to Ancient Greece, Week 7 CC 301

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These notes cover the lectures from week 7.
Introduction to Ancient Greece
Stephanie Craven
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Ancient Greece, Ancient Greece History, aeschylus, sophocles, euripides, aeschylus'agamemnon, oresteia
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Date Created: 10/08/16
10/7/16 - Aeschylus, Agamemnon: line 782-end Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:46 PM I. Basics of Attic Theater and Tragedy a. Theater at Athens i. Celebration of Dionysos 1) City Dionysia 2) Est. under Peisistratos ii. Choral beginnings b. Epidaurus (Greece) i. Rounded orchestra in front of stage ii. Natural hillside iii. c. 15-17kspectators c. Tragedies i. Usually epic/mythologicalsubjects ii. Performedas a trilogy 1) Three tragedies 2) One satyr play 3) Oresteia only trilogy surviving d. The Chorus i. Singing and dancing ii. Membersof the communityof the play 1) In Agamemnon? 2) Play titles a) Protagonist b) Chorus members e. Choregic Monuments i. Choregos 1) Lysikrates monument ii. Competitionsfor poets and actors f. Poets of Attic Tragedy i. The (Essential) Three Tragic Poets: 1) Aeschylus a) 520s-456/5 b) "slices of fish from the banquet of Homer" - what he wrote c) The Persians (472) d) The Oresteia (458) i) The plays: One. Agamemnon Two. The Libation Bearers (Choephoroi) Three. The Eumenides ii) The Themes: One. Role of Fate Two. Women & Gender Three. Revenge vs. Justice iii) Opening: Watchman One. Waiting for the Beacon - tells the status quo Two. Chorus of respected Argive elders: beginnings of the Trojan War First. Hospitality of Menelaus to Paris (Alexander) Second. Calchas and the omen at Aulis One. Waiting for the Beacon - tells the status quo Two. Chorus of respected Argive elders: beginnings of the Trojan War First. Hospitality of Menelaus to Paris (Alexander) Second. Calchas and the omen at Aulis Three. Iphigeneia at Aulis First. Sacrifice to Artemis Second. Agamemnon:"he put on the yoke of necessity - he brought himself to be his daughter's sacrificer" Third. The violent favor of the gods 1. Chorus says this 2. Wisdom comesthrough pain Four. Messenger Arrives First. Clytemnestra:"I told you so" Second. Trojan War and the welcoming of Helen Third. Temptationof hubris Five. Enter: Agamemnon First. And Cassandra Second. Restorationof order? Third. No mention of casualties Six. Cassandra First. Daughter of Priam Second. Priestess of Apollo e) Death at Syracuse i) Eagle dropped a turtle on his bald head 2) Sophocles 3) Euripedes II. MythologicalBackground to the Oresteia III. Aeschylus' Agamemnon


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