5.08.2011

The Eumenides by Aeschylus

Lorenzo and his Latin class performed a shortened version of The Eumenides by Aeschylus.  Lorenzo plays two parts: Horrid Fury and the Athenian citizens.
 Here Apollo and Orestes, son of Agamemnon, are discussing his fate.  Orestes has murdered his mother to avenge  his father`s murder.
 The Furies have chased Orestes and want to take revenge on him.
 Orestes seeks a judgment from Athena.
 But the Furies want to do justice themselves.

 Here Orestes is giving his side of the story.
 Apollo and Athena discuss the case.
 And now the Athenian citizens will cast their votes to decide the fate of Orestes.

 The Athenian citizen counts the votes.  They are split evenly between guilty and not guilty.
 The Furies are not happy with the results, but Athena appeases them with privileges.
 Finally, the Athenian citizen gives a final speech on humanity and justice as opposed to revenge.

 Awesome job!
 The cut scene:  an alternative ending.  Orestes dies at the hands of the Furies anyway after the votes are counted. 

The Cast and the Rice Crispies Parthenon - YUM!

The End

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