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Cult of war in Oresteia.

Oresteia is Trilogy of tragic dramas. Oresteia's cult of war is centred upon many of the characters, first is
with Thystes son Aegisthus who secretly has affair with Clytemnestra who seeks revenge upon
Agamemnon who offered his own daughter Iphigenia for sacrifice in the guise that he would marry her to
Achilles at the beginning of war, here we can see how young girl is being sacrificed by her own father for
the sake of war Hence we can say that this idea of war is very important to the play. the sacrifice later
becomes the reason for death of Agamemnon which again becomes the reason for death of Clytaemnestra.
Agamemnon, the husband of Clytaemnestera, after the victory of Trojan war returns but falls prey to
Aegisthus's and Clytaemenstera's plot of killing Agamemnon the king of Argos, Cult of war is a theme of
Oresteia. We can see in Agamemnon about how Greeks had won over Trojans and Cassandra loses her
status of being part of the royalty to just being a prisoner of war. "Zeus-set on twin thrones and twin-
sceptred, twin-yoked in honour as Atreus's sons" here we can see the praises that were being made after
the brother's Meneleus and Agamemnon, hence we can see how cult of war being their. Cult of war can be
seen in glorification of the victors of the war. We can see how war is described in the play, "In time this
task force will take Priam's city, in time all Troy's people be hearded there like cattle, by it's burning
towers to be raped by their fates", here we can see how the whole idea war is being glorified.
Clytaemnestra is very much critical of this cult of war "Greeks hold Troy at this time, that's all the tale, I
hear Troy echo with two sounds unmixed, as rich sleek oil and stinging vinegar poured in one vessel,
hostile stand apart, so the sleek triumph-howl of the winning army discords with the stinging despair of
tears of defeat, here we can see how Clytaemnestra says that Greeks should not offend the Trojan Gods
again here we can see the cult of war in Oreseteia where men, women just die in warfare due to seige of
Troy. The Chorus says that we can say that Clytaemnestra herself has masculine wisdom and she showed
a reversal in gender roles when she kills Agamemnon, hence again we can see the cult of war. The Cult of
War is central to the theme of warfare in Oresteia. The cult of war hence we can say is an important part
of the play Oresteia. The cult of war means how men and women are killed because of war, either directly
in the war or by outcome of war such as in killing of Agamemnon. Cult of war plays an important role in
driving the plot. In the cult of war Cassandra becomes a prisoner of war after the Trojans lose so again we
see how cult of war causes Cassandra the priestess to be held captive under Agamemnon which further
angers Clytaemnestra. Many years later we see how Clytemnestra and Aigisthos both are killed by
Agamemnon's son Oresteia. Who later finds himself under trial set up by Athena and 12 Athenian jury.
Hence we can say that the cult of war doesn't stop even after many years of the Trojan war. Cult of war
plays an important role in driving the plot. Cult of war hence we can say becomes an important theme of
Oresteia. Cult of war can be also seen in God's influence upon the occurings. Hermes for example helps
protect Oresteia from Eumenides. Hence we can say that theme of Cult of War is there in Oresteia. Hence
we can say that through the bloody events of war and murder, Oresteia's verdict hence we can say also is
contradictory which is justifiable manslaughter, hence we can say that Cult of war runs deep in Oresteia,
from killing of Agamemnon plotted by Aigisthos to killing of Clytemnestra by Oresteia, all of these are
hence result of killings for cult of war hence we can say that cult of war. When Oresteia hesitates while
killing his mother, he is reminded that it is an order by Apollo, again we can see how even divine
intervention is favoring this cult of war. Hence we can say how cult of war plays a role in driving the plot,
killings by various characters and also how divine intervention is again driving the cult of war with God
Apollo and how the first recorded trial in Greece was happening. Hence we can say that Cult of war is
very central theme of Oresteia. The whole idea of Cult of war is very much masculine and hence this idea
of war is glorified and emphasised upon like in many epics such as Iliad. We also see how this idea of war
is glorified. Hence we can say that this Cult of war is part of Oresteia.