Edith Hall. © Michael Wharley 2013

The Villa Council Presents: Conflict Resolution and its Discontents in Classical Athens



In ancient Greece, no less than today, the peaceful resolution of conflicts presented numerous challenges. In this illustrated lecture, Edith Hall of King's College, London and the University of Oxford explores Aeschylus’s tragedy Eumenides, produced in 458 B.C., and its treatment of the difficult balancing of justice with larger issues of national expedience, security, and entrenched power structures.

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