Compare & Contrast Electra by Sophocles

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The Athenian Age: Greece has a legal system based largely on revenge. Later, during the high point of Athenic culture in (he fifth century B.C., a more complicated system of law develops, one on which many modern legal concepts are based.

Today: Legal systems prevent people from seeking revenge individually (acting as vigilantes). Rather, injuries are remedied by way of the courts

The Athenian Age: It is a sign of respect to cremate the dead and keep their ashes in urns. These are large vessels decorated with graphics that identify the deceased, relating key events from their lives. For warriors, the urns might recount their most celebrated battles.

Today: While some people are cremated, many are buried in caskets below the ground.

The Athenian Age: Greeks' lives are largely dictated by what they believe the gods intend. Worship of multiple gods, who represent such aspects of...

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