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    throughout the end of the final trilogy. The scenes that entail revenge all have several similarities. In the first trilogy, Clytemnestra has ten years to plot her revenge on Agamemnon. The actions that she carried out were not out of angry reflexes. The actions were carefully planned out and set in stone. Clytemnestra was sure that Agamemnon deserved what he was getting. In the embedded scene, Orestes’ plot of justice also mimics Clytemnestra’s plot of justice. After receiving the news of his…

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    for Achilles here is that he wishes not to help Agamemnon due to his earlier actions. Agamemnon has, more or less, taken Achilles glory from him by taking his war prize and making him look incompetent at being a glorified warrior (Iliad, Book I: 190-194). This action enrages Achilles and makes him withdraw from Trojan War temporarily. Achilles has also asked Thetis to influence Zeus to give the Trojans an edge against Agamemnon and his forces. Agamemnon is now fighting a difficult battle and…

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    What started the Trojan War? About thirty centuries ago, on a land known as Troy, a war started between Grecians and Trojans on due to three discrete reasons (Trojan War, History.com). As a result of this war, many lives were lost but the Grecians eventually won after ten gruesome years of fighting (Cartwright, Mark. "Trojan War."). This war was fought because of the “capture” of Helen. It is said that the disappearance of Helen was a result of a curse on the House of Atreuis. However, others…

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    “Fear and Trembling” by Soren Kierkegaard, one of the main topic discussed was ethical and how it was associated with the universal. Also, how ethical is related to tragic hero and the knight of faith. For instance, the action of a tragic hero, like agamemnon sacrificing his daughter is still ethical because his action was done publicly and for common good. Ethical is temptation for the knight of Faith because they have the choice to do something right. For instance, abraham had the choice…

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    Book nine of the Iliad reveals a crucial resolution of conflict between Agamemnon and Achilleus. However, the resolution has become a failure in spite of the king sending ambassadors who are close to the heart of Achilleus. The Greeks experience serious blows upon several defeats and unsuccessful attempts to subdue the Trojans. It happens as what has been prayed for by Achilleus and his divine mother – Thetis. Zeus has taken side with Achilleus by strengthening the army of the Trojans in order…

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    Vengeance In The Oresteia

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    Comprising the first two thirds of The Oresteia, “Agamemnon” and “Choephoroe” tell of the vengeful efforts of Clytemnestra and her son Orestes, respectively. This is especially tragic because they are each taking vengeance upon a family member to avenge another family member. More importantly, each of their acts of murder do not go unpunished. The prevailing theme that can be interpreted in “Agamemnon” and “Choephoroe” is the idea that blood vengeance does not atone past offenses, but rather…

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    Ancient Greek Oresteia

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    Sophia Vietti Ms. Hickey Latin II May 18th 2018 The oresteia and the Athenian legal system The Oresteia, an Ancient Greek manuscript, is a follow up of the book The Iphigenia and follows Agamemnon’s wife, Queen Clytemnestra, murder of Agamemnon after the Trojan war. The story of the Oresteia is a long Greek play made to explain the new Athenian legal system supposedly made by the goddess Athena in the third act of the play. The main idea of the Oresteia is that injustice and…

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    Rage In The Iliad

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    specific instances occur when Achilles refuses to fight in the war, and when he mistreats Hector’s body. Achilles’ selfish and immoral rage begins after Agamemnon demands that Achilles’ gives him Briseis. Briseis was a war prize for Achilles’, and Achilles feels that he is being dishonored by Agamemnon. Achilles relates his battle with Agamemnon to Paris' kidnapping of Helen, and relates himself to Menelaos. Achilles feels that…

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    a priest of Apollo comes to the Achaean camp to plead for his daughter’s freedom from King Agamemnon. King Agamemnon refuses the man’s ransom, and in sorrow the priest, Chryses, prays to Apollo for revenge against the stubborn king. Apollo grants his wish and for nine days Apollo’s plague devastates the camp. On the tenth day, Calchas tells the king what is required to ease the god’s anger. King Agamemnon agrees to give Chryseis back to her father, but he will take Achilles’ prize, a woman named…

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    most notable epics, The Illiad, with the word “rage” a word that properly describes one of history’s most memorable heroes: Achilles. Another character whose rage is notable is the King Agamemnon, an enemy of Achilles although they fight on the same side of the war. The first interaction between Achilles and Agamemnon at the beginning of the epic truly sets up the rest of the tale, giving the reader a glimpse of the infamous rage that is to come. As a major character of The Illiad, much of what…

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