Erinyes


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(classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals

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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.
Edgeworth (2) qui refute l'assimilation des Dirae aux Furies et conclut qu'il y a trois Dirae dont Megere, et plusieurs Erinyes de nombre non specifie, mais incluant Allecto et Tisiphone), ou si lon doit supposer deux Dirae celestes aux cotes de la Furie Megere (cest l'interpretation de E.
At the dawn of Greek thought Heraclitus was already imagining that justice sets limits for the physical universe itself, "the sun will not overstep his measure; if he does the Erinyes, the handmaids of justice, will find him out.
The Erinyes (Furies) themselves are invoked, as though the aspiration to great heights must necessarily entail retributive punishment, as exemplified in Greek tragedy.
Though defeated, the Erinyes are not extinct but converted by Athena into the Eumenides, or Kindly Ones.
The word "Asyl" refers to a safe place or sanctuary, such as Orestes sought in Apollo's temple when he was being pursued by the Erinyes in Aeschylus's Eumenides.
The Erinyes do for the Greeks what Yahweh does for the ancient Hebrews: they demand the blood of homiciders.
The Erinyes appear, and so does Athene who spirits Odysseus away in a cloud (184).
Destaca su participacion en la compania francesa Theatre du Soleil, dirigida por la celebre Ariane Mnouchkine, en montajes como La ville parjure ou le reveil des Erinyes (La ciudad perjura o el despertar de las Eriniasj, Le Tartuffe (Tartufo) y Et soudain des nuits d'eveil (Y de pronto noches en vilo).
This cult of aversion and sending-away originally constituted the mainstay of Greek religious practice, connected not to the higher order of Olympian gods but to the lower chthonic order of divinity that included the vengeful Erinyes and underworld spirits.
The main part of his plot follows Sophocles' play very closely, but McMurtry combines the endings of the three ancient plays into one: after the revenge has been carried out Orestes and Electra are suddenly overcome by remorse for killing their mother (Euripides), (5) and finally Orestes starts to see the Erinyes / Furies and storms off stage (Aeschylus).
From her opening speech onwards she demonstrates her obsessive concern with just retribution; she invokes the three Erinyes, or avenging spirits, who "personify the whole retaliatory and retributive process in a peculiarly sinister way" (RAEBURN apud SOPHOCLES, 2008, p.
IND:3SG 'You know that the Erinyes always follow the elders' (Homer, Iliad, 15.
Over 900 pages long and full of unsettling descriptions of the Holocaust, Les Bienveillantes (the title of which refers to the Erinyes of Greek myth), has become an unlikely bestseller.
Delphika: (A) The Erinyes, (B) The Omphalos," JHS 19, pp.