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Pylades in the Libation Bearers


Πυλάδη τί δράσω; μητέρ᾽ αἰδεσθῶ κτανεῖν;


ποῦ δὴ τὰ λοιπὰ Λοξίου μαντεύματα
τὰ πυθόχρηστα, πιστὰ δ᾽ εὐορκώματα;
ἅπαντας ἐχθροὺς τῶν θεῶν ἡγοῦ πλέον.

Greek Drama

Libation Bearers -- The Oresteia

Libation Bearers is the second tragedy in the Oresteia. It tells about the strong-willed prince Orestes, only son of the King of Mycenae Agamemnon, who comes home to find that his dear father has been tragically killed. 340 more words

Ancient Greek Literature

Aeschylus' Oil Test

In a previous post, I mentioned that Aeschylus attacked all of Euripedes’ prologues with one single bottle of oil, and I thought I would explain that for anyone who is interested. 628 more words


The road where speech goes straight

The Eumenides (“The Kindly Ones”) is the final entry in Aeschylus’ Oresteia, the only extant ancient Greek dramatic trilogy. (The final tragedy, anyway: the three tragedies would normally be associated with a more light-hearted “satyr play.” Only fragments of the… 860 more words


Of Time and Reading Groups

And now, it’s the middle of August. School starts again in a week and a half! Where has the summer gone?

Our Latin reading group has unfortunately run out of steam, but Greek is still going strong. 160 more words


Expanding the Liberty Canon: Aeschylus, Tragedy and the Oresteia

Ancient Athens was the place where the comic and tragic traditions in western drama began. Aeschylus (c. 525 BCE to c. 456) was the first of three great tragedians. 1,764 more words


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