Monday, July 29, 2013


Orestia is famous. Is that because it is really good? Or is that because it was lucky enough to survive until today. (And was it lucky enough to survive because it was good, or due to some fluke?) A brave warrior comes back from battle. He is killed by his wife. Eventually his son avenges the death by killing his mother. There is a great trial, with seemingly no good result. It is eventually hung with the gods declaring for the son.

This reminds me of the Zimmerman trial. Both sides did something wrong. The law would seem to provided no clear cut solution. Alas, in the real world case, the one-sided media coverage pushed things too far in one direction, resulting in prosecutorial overreaching that made a not-guilty verdict almost guaranteed. If only we had Athena around to help us today.

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