Blood and Seed: Gendered Metaphors of Justice in The Eumenides

The Eumenides opens with a scene of primordial horror: man – savage and sword-wielding, his hands dripping with the blood of woman – is surrounded by slumbering women – black, oozing, indecent, and wild – whose very presence is threatening. Into this already tense scene enters the ghost of the murdered woman: not only a …

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