English 230 Quiz #1: Aeschylus, The Eumenides


1)  What do you have to do in order to be pursued by the Furies?





2)  The action begins at the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.  In what place does it end?



3)  Upon what principle of natural fact does Apollo appeal to Athena in order to defeat the Furies' claim that Orestes owes a debt of blood guilt for Clytemnestra's killing?   Do you agree with the god?


Extra Credit: When first confronting the Furies, Apollo makes a defense of Orestes which invokes Hera and Aphrodite.  Why?