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  • Solon's Views On Divine Justice
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    Orestes, the Furies, Croesus, and Cyrus - What do all these disparate characters have in common The answer is that divine justice decides the course that their lives will take. Divine justice plays a large role in both of the works that these characters are from - the Oresteia of Aeschylus and The Histories of Herodotus. However, the two works differ on what exactly constitutes divine justice, and how divine justice operates. Aeschylus would argue that divine justice is reactive. In other words,...
  • Their View Of Justice
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    The first blow of the machete landed on the boy. "My father, they have killed me!" he cried as he ran towards him. The father then drew his own machete and "cut him down". In Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, this was justice. The boy was from another tribe, a payment for a misdeed, and his life was theirs to do with as they pleased. Justice is something that all of us have a notion of. However we differ in our implementation of it, we all know when it's been violated. Many of the seeds of our ...
  • Justice Upon Violators Of The World's Order
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    The question of the existence of a world order or an all-powerful force in the universe exacting justice upon violators of the world's order is a common theme among the works of classical literature we have studied in class. This essay will explore the answer to this question from within the context of three works of classical literature. In the Old Testament the order that is imposed upon the world is scripted, regulated and enforced by the one true God, the God of Israel. According to Homer in...
  • Amos Message
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    Amos: The Prophet of the North Around 750 BCE, Amos, a shepherd from Judah, goes north to preach against the sinful kingdom of Israel. Amos was a prophet from the town of Tek oh in Juda. He was unassuming, but bold and fearless when called to bear witness against the evils of his day. Prior to his call to the prophetic office, Amos was a shepherd who devoted a part of his time to tending sycamore trees and gathering their fruit. Amos is sometimes called the "gloomy shepherd". He was not known fo...
  • Gods In The Old Justice System
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    Throughout the ages, there have been many different laws and punishments used to bring order to societies. In America today we use a system of justice, which we modeled after the Greek states of thousands of years ago. In Aeschylus' The Eumenides, we see the birth of the civil justice system as we use it today. Before Athens became a great power the people relied on vengeance as justice, which the Greeks described as the supernatural beings of the Furies. In The Eumenides Aeschylus introduces a ...
  • Bad Things Happen To Good People
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    A phrase I often hear is, "It's not fair". It's common among children when a sibling gets something, or is allowed to do something, that they themselves are denied. But it can also be heard here at work from employees. It could be they didn't feel they got fair treatment about a job assignment, award or promotion. Whenever you have a group of people, it's a challenge to convince them all that they " re being treated fairly. When life is not fair, sometime it's to your advantage. Michael Dorris' ...

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