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Fast and Loose by Ifor

Of course, in retrospect, it is clear how the letters of extra words in down clues were ‘thematically’ used to spell out two instructions. We were lucky in that our initial guess that we were using the ‘sides’ of the words was going to spell out something and we had only solved half a dozen of the down clues when we were able to extrapolate ‘ERASE SOME LETTERS FROM GRID/ REORDER TO SINGLE WORDS’ as the two instructions that told us what to do with the final grid and how to handle extra phrases that were to appear in six across clues. 473 more words

Solving Blogs

Top Ten Tuesdays - Authors I'd Love to Meet

I found out recently about the Top Ten Tuesdays event being held by The Broke and the Bookish, and I thought it looked like fun, though I’ll likely not participate every week.   1,099 more words

Greek Mythology

classics

The prison van drew up and we all got out
— me clutching my library copy of Aeschylus —
twenty minutes maybe, in some kind of holding area, 272 more words

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

Ancient History

Who feareth envy

“Who feareth envy, feareth to be great.”

— Aeschylus, Agammemnon

Literature

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