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Greek Drama-rama

GREEK THEATRE in Athens began some 2,500 years ago – around 600 BC – but its form, technique and terminology have lasted into modern theatre. Greek festivals evolved from religious rites going back to about 1200 BC when the cult of Dionysus led to somewhat emotional displays of dancing (those of you who were part of the 60s/70s era will know what I mean). 984 more words


Who feareth envy

“Who feareth envy, feareth to be great.”

— Aeschylus, Agammemnon


The Role of Women in Greek Tragedies: Agamemnon, Oedipus Rex, and Medea

Ancient Greek dramas follow the tragic hero, who is described as a male. When focusing on this character, many others are introduced, including women and wives, who were represented in a different way than men. 1,175 more words

Aeschylus' View of the Trojan War

Aeschylus wrote a famous tragedy, sort of satyr trilogy known as The Oresteia in which he tells the story of king Agamemnon and his family. Within the first play called Agamemnon, Aeschylus includes the legendary story of the Trojan war. 280 more words

Ancient Greece

New Course: Greek Tragedy: Ritual and Religion

Key Information

Name: Greek Tragedy: Ritual and Religion

Tutor: Profesor Richard Seaford (Professor Emeritus in Ancient Greek at the University of Exeter)

Number of Modules: 5… 125 more words


Review: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

I received a review copy of this title from The New York Review of Books through Edelweiss.  As my regular readers know, I am a big fan of their line of classics.  616 more words


Ancient Criticism of Aeschylus: Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 1.39

“Chamaeleon says that Aeschylus composed his tragedies when he was drunk. Indeed, Sophocles criticized him, saying that whenever he used the right words, he did so unwittingly.”

μεθύων δὲ ἐποίει τὰς τραγῳδίας Αἰσχύλος, ὥς φησι
Χαμαιλέων. Σοφοκλῆς γοῦν ὠνείδιζεν
αὐτῷ ὅτι εἰ καὶ τὰ δέοντα ποιεῖ, ἀλλ’ οὐκ εἰδώς γε.