Eumenides


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Eumenides

(yo͞omĕn`ĭdēz): see FuriesFuries
or Erinyes
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, three daughters of Mother Earth, conceived from the blood of Uranus, when Kronos castrated him. They were powerful divinities that personified conscience and punished crimes against kindred blood,
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Stanford, Charles Villiers, The Eumenides, November 1906 Vaughan Williams, Ralph, The Wasps (Aristophanes), November 1909
Estudiaremos la estructura de la obra como un proceso que se extiende desde la maxima oposicion (Zeus frente a Prometeo, en Prometeo encadenado) a Prometeo liberado, cuya proyeccion ultima sera la Orestia, obra en las que, al final en las Eumenides se instala ya la dike (5), la sofrosine, en terminos politicos la democracia.
Page DuBois theorizes such raw emotion as an archaic power of the Eumenides or the Furies, fired by 'prehistoric' attachment to blood ties.
The artist adopts these same infinitive endings to symbolically clarify the leitmotifs he explored in the exhibition: The Are piece is intended as an altar; the Ere piece presents a metaphor for time; and the Ire piece depicts mythological agents, specifically the Furies, also known in Greco-Roman religion as Erinyes or Eumenides.
Ate as Eumenides, compostas em tempo de 'estado de graca' da jovem democracia ateniense, nao falta a subliminar advertencia de que as deusas guardias, propicias, perseguirao os que atentarem contra a harmonia da paz e do sistema.
Compared to an Orestes pursued by the Eumenides, a "Young Faustus" or a Tantalus, Eugene searches in vain for the wholeness that the father embodied, until he restores his father's world through writing and finds the woman who will make him feel "the immortal .
Precisamente, de Apolo y las Moiras nos habla el Coro de las Erinis en las Eumenides de Esquilo, cuando le reprocha al dios delfico lo que un dia hiciera en la mansion de Feres: persuadir a las Moiras para que convirtieran en imperecederos a los mortales; (63) y, asimismo, olvidando el reparto de poderes, haber seducido con vino a aquellas viejas divinidades.
Les variations terminologiques renverraient a une repartition specifique dans l'espace, la designation changeant lorsque le demon occupe une aire geographique distincte : ainsi se trouvent dans le ciel les Dirae, sur terre les Furiae, dans les Enfers les Eumenides : ad Aen.
Such a synthesis would be analogous to the one narrated in the Oresteia by which Athena's "rational" order overtakes the chthonic, irrational order of the past, allowing for the transformation of the Furies into Eumenides.
As Erinias, relutantes em aceitar este juizo, continuam a exigir o castigo de Orestes, mas Atena consegue apazigua-las, ate que, por fim, elas sao transformadas nas Eumenides, nao ja criaturas irracionais, vorazes e sanguinarias, mas divindades benevolentes que passam a agir como guardias da justica.
Tzanetou explores in particular Aeschylus's Eumenides, Euripides's Heraclidae, and Sophocles's Oedipus at Colonus with a brief mention also of the Suppliants of Aeschylus and of Euripides, respectively.
Similarities with the silent jury of Athenian citizens whose split vote is resolved by Athena's intervention in the Eumenides suggest a contrast between the two groups of old men that privileges the democratic ideology of Athens.