Video: Eumenides with guest Dr. Joel Christensen
|July 19, 2014||Filled under Video Dialogue||
Eumenides is the latest book discussion series on Oresteia.
Dr Joel Christensen was the special guest. The discussion opened with the summary of Agamemnon and Libation Bearers, first two plays in the Oresteia and continued with the weight of justice for the parties involved, the role of Apollo and Athena in the trial. Apollo’s statement about mother’s role versus father’s role in creating a child, politics at Athens at the time of the play.
You can find the text of the drama in the Hour 25 Text Library here: Eumenides, Aeschylus
Picture credit: Detail from Orestes Fleeing From the Furies, by Herman Wilhelm Bissen, adapted from public domain image, Wikimedia Commons