Oresteia

The Oresteia: Justice Rewritten College

The Oresteia is a multipurpose work that sets the foundation for the evolution of modern political thought throughout the ages. It also serves to outline the beginning of the understanding of humanity through multiple different lenses. The human life is examined to a thorough extent, and the result is the beginning of a new form of justice. However, is this new justice the permanent form? The power dynamics that shift throughout The Oresteia present a complex question. The questions posed in this work are critical to the formulation of democracy. The principles of justice, equality, power, and fairness are called into critical question and reflection.

In The Oresteia, the shift from the old form of justice to the newer is a powerful one, but is only one step on the ladder of political evolution. The Oresteia acts an effective political solution as it results in the transition to a new order featuring the trial by jury, the appointment of impartial judges, and the delegation of checks and balances. The trial by jury is a staple in the democracy of today. However, it was not always this way. Blood law used to rule Ancient Greece. In this form of justice, blood ran freely. The cyclical patterns of violence resulted in violence ten...

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