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The Oresteia by Aeschylus
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Aug 28, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: u-of-c
Read from February 18 to March 27, 2011

Q: How many great authors were inspired by the characters in these plays?
A: Bazillions, give or take.
The Furies-- wrathful, smelly, wraith-like she-beasts-- are among the most fascinating creatures ever spawned by our collective unconscious. (Delivered by Dr. Aeschylus, no doubt via one putrid and grizzly c-section) these girls predate the Olympian pantheon and specialize in erasing people who murder their own family members.
Every time I experience a taste for revenge (and it happens more frequently, unfortunately, than I'd like to admit) I can now call to mind the Furies and ask myself if that's who I want to become... permanently.
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03/07 page 200
60.0% "I side with Clytemnestra in all things. Any mom avenging her daughter's murder/abuse is my hero. The confrontation between Orestes and Clytemnestra reminded me SO VERY much of Hamlet and Gertrude....There is nothing new under the sun."
08/04 marked as: read
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Randi Taylor-Habib Most importantly Shakespeare was inspired, and others copied him


Matt You're lucky, I wish I had research clusters when I was coming up. I have an (admittedly) long but (hopefully) enjoyable review here on good ol' GR


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