In a spectacular historical retrospective, Plato (as in the Timaeus) provides an account of how existing civilization and its laws have arisen. Possibly inspired by the myth of how Zeus launched a flood on the world to punish the wicked people of the Bronze Age, in which, as in the case of Noah, only Prometheus' son Deukalion and his wife were saved on an ark, Plato imagines that there existed a highly developed human world which was destroyed in a catastrophe reminiscent of the Fall of Man.
Only mountain spherhers survived, and they lived long without hostility. But gradually larger social groups were formed requiring rulers and laws, and they begna to make war upon each other, each with their own view of the law.
The Wooden Horse
External vs internal reality; Orestes, p. 475
Avenging goddesses of his mother, Klytemnestra: the Semnai (408); the highly honored; while these furies in the Elektra are called Keres (1252), and in Iphigenia at Tauris are referred to Erineyes (292) — p. 475
They will change their names once again.
Euripides does not distinguish these furies — as external or internal reality — the important thing is that Orestes has come to an awareness of himself as a subject, as something essentially different from his surroundings. — p. 475
He has attained “self-knowledge.”
Suffered from PTDS — p. 475 — the jerking of his head.
With the death of Orestes and Elektra, Menelaos inherits their kingdoms. They came from Thebes. Wow.
Oresetes kills Helen
As daughter of Zeus, Helen cannot die but rappers in an airy vision above the palace roof and is taken to Mt Olympos.