Jusice in The Eumenides

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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 …

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…would not work as justice anymore. She came up with a new form, jury trials with mortals as the judges. No longer would the gods wage war with each other and the mortal world. It is ironic that the goddess of war would find a new justice system that would help bring peace between the heavens and earth. After the new justice system was put into use, the world of men and gods became peaceful.