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Post  AgathonZante on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:42 pm

Was it always considered a pollutant to one's home to kill someone in it, even if the killing was justified?

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Re: Pollution of Killing

Post  Erodius on Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:54 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Was it always considered a pollutant to one's home to kill someone in it, even if the killing was justified?

The answer is complex – I would direct you to reading Aeschylus' play the Eumenides, which deals explicitly with the moral dilemmas of a 'justified killing'.

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