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Athena′s Way: The Jurisprudence of the Oresteia

Manderson, Desmond


This article offers a substantial new interpretation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, one of the most important literary texts to deal with the question of the rule of law, and one of Western jurisprudence’s founding documents. Perhaps in part because of it has fallen under the shadow of Antigone, the play has tended to suffer from a reductionist reading in which legal reason triumphs over the passions. The present article rereads the text drawing on recent scholarship on Aeschylus’ work. It...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Law, Culture and the Humanities
DOI: 10.1177/1743872116642146


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