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Adam Drozdek, The Milesians

Adam Drozdek: Greek Philosophers As Theologians at Amazon. This is chapter 1: — It is not very often that the Ionian thinkers are considered to be theologians. An exception might be made for Xenophanes and Heraclitus, but... Read More | Share it!

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Francis Stoddard, A Note on The Trojan Women by Euripides

In his clear preface, Gilbert Murray says with truth that The Trojan Women, valued by the usage of the stage, is not a perfect play. “It is only the crying of one of the great wrongs of the world wrought into music.”... Read More | Share it!

Gilbert Murray, An Introductory Note to the Trojan Women by Euripides

Judged by common standards, the Troades is far from a perfect play; it is scarcely even a good play. It is an intense study of one great situation, with little plot, little construction, little or no relief or variety. The only... Read More | Share it!

Gilbert Murray, An Introduction to Euripides Electra

The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies.  “A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;”... Read More | Share it!

A Summary of Sophocles’ Antigone

Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, the late king of Thebes, in defiance of Creon who rules in his stead, resolves to bury her brother Polyneices, slain in his attack on Thebes. She is caught in the act by Creon’s watchmen and... Read More | Share it!

Summary of Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus, the blind and banished King of Thebes, has come in his wanderings to Colonus, a deme of Athens, led by his daughter Antigone. He sits to rest on a rock just within a sacred grove of the Furies and is bidden depart by a... Read More | Share it!

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Three Millennia of Greek Literature