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By Robert J. Milch

ISBN-10: 0822001284

ISBN-13: 9780822001287

The most winning playwrights of historical Greece, Aeschylus wrote approximately ninety performs, yet at the present time merely 7 live on. Credited with introducing a moment actor onstage, his performs retell the battles, victories, and social ramifications of existence within the golden days of Athens. those performs are 2,500 years previous and nonetheless played, for they communicate on to the human psyche.

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A new social and moral dispensation is established by Zeus through his daughter Athene, the personification of wisdom. Justice will now be secured by an impartial and rational human court. The new justice will be tempered by mercy and understanding, as in the trial of Orestes. The sacred institutions of Athens are glorified as the pattern of earthly justice and happiness. "Holy persuasion," reason, is the civilizing instrument of the new order. The closing pageant binds together all elements of the new harmony--primitive and modern, divine and human--and the brilliant pageant, an imitation of Athens' most holy festival, symbolizes the fulfillment of man's long and painful groping toward a satisfactory organization of society.

Com Aristotle goes on to discuss the structure of the ideal tragic plot and spends several chapters on its requirements. He says that the plot must be a complete whole--with a definite beginning, middle, and end--and its length should be such that the spectators can comprehend without difficulty both its separate parts and its overall unity. Moreover, the plot requires a single central theme in which all the elements are logically related to demonstrate the change in the protagonist's fortunes, with emphasis on the dramatic causation and probability of the events.

She advises the jurymen to judge and govern in justice and not to drive out fear from their city, for the man who fears nothing cannot be righteous. This court, she says, will be a shrine of justice, the greatest strength of her holy city. Nothing will corrupt it. As "a sentry on the land," it will forever protect the innocent and punish the guilty. She urges the jurors to meditate on the meaning of their oaths and arrive at a decision. The Furies and Apollo threaten the jurors with reprisals if they lose the case, then begin to bicker with each other.

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