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- Aeschylus 

”In our sleep, pain, which cannot forget, falls
drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own
despair, against our will, come wisdom
through the awful grace of God.”


Juries - a good thing or a bad thing?

IN THE FINAL scene of the final play the Oresteia trilogy (The Eumenides) by the Greek playwright, Aeschylus, Orestes is at the Areopagus in Athens facing trial by a jury of twelve. 1,042 more words


Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Women

One of the standard criticisms of the Great Books approach is that nearly all of the texts are written by “dead white guys” and therefore have less resonance with members of other groups.  728 more words


George Romney (1734-1802)

The Ghost of Darius Appearing to Atossa, 1778-1779

Dark Art

Litigation in Eumenides and the Clouds

Alongside the decline of traditional Greek values following the devastation of the Peloponnesian War (a process which I have examined at greater length in an earlier post  1,759 more words

Classical Greece

Allegro: The Musical That Couldn't, part 1.

Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s musical of 1947, Allegro, has long been one of their most unconventional and problematic musicals.  For in this musical, they turned the concept of “the nice girl next-door” on its head, creating the most unlikeable woman in their repertoire.   411 more words

Musical Theater

Thinking on Loss, Pain, and Aeschylus


How we wished it did not exist.

No matter how strong we are, or how well positioned we stand in this thing we call life, we would not last long under constant, unending pain. 1,280 more words

Thinking Ancient Greek