Tragedy Reading Group Video: Book Discussion on Libation Bearers
|July 18, 2014||Filled under Topic for Discussion|
This discussion on Libation Bearers, by Aeschylus, is the latest in the series of book discussions on the Oresteia.
You can find the text of the drama in the Hour 25 Text Library here: Libation Bearers, Aeschylus.
The discussion included: whether Orestes and Electra were simply interested in justice, or whether it was about regaining power over the kingdom; the role of prayer and libation; the balance between the Olympian gods and the beings below ground; the role of Aegisthus; and animal imagery in the play.
Here is the link to the event
Or you can watch the embedded video below.
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Picture credit: Orestes and Electra. Greek artwork of the eclectic style; some restorations by Ippolito Buzi Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license