Ancient Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
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Ancient Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides

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The immortal tragedias from AESCHYLUS, SOPHOCLES, EURIPIDES 


Based on the publicly available translations by Ian Johnston and George Theodoridis

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Table of Contents

    • About
    • The Legend of the Trojan War
      • The Cultural Influence of the Legend of the Trojan War
      • The Royal House of Atreus
    • Introductory Lecture on the Oresteia, Agamemnon
      • Introduction
      • The Trojan War
      • The House of Atreus
      • The Revenge Ethic
      • An Important Preliminary Interlude
      • Revenge in the Agamemnon
      • The Chorus in the Agamemnon
      • Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra
      • A Final Postscript
    • A Note on the Mythological Background to ‘the House of Atreus’
      • Family Tree (Simplified)
      • Some Comments
    • (AESCHYLUS) Oresteia - Agamemnon
    • (AESCHYLUS) Oresteia - Choephoroi (The Libation Bearers)
    • (AESCHYLUS) Oresteia - Eumenides (Kindly Ones)
    • (AESCHYLUS) Prometheus Bound
    • (AESCHYLUS) Seven Against Thebes
    • (AESCHYLUS) Suppliant Women
    • (AESCHYLUS) The Persians
    • Lecture on OEDIPUS
      • Fate, Freedom, and the Tragic Experience: An Introductory Lecture on Sophocles’s Oedipus the King
      • Introduction
      • Fate, Fatalism, A Fatalistic World View
      • The Hero
      • Oedipus the King: Some Initial Observations
      • Oedipus’s Self-Assertion
      • Oedipus and Teiresias
      • The Chorus and Other Characters
      • The Irony of Oedipus’s Story: The Interplay of Fate and Free Will
      • Oedipus as a Tragic Hero
      • Further Observations on the Tragic Hero
      • The Appeal of Tragedy
      • Interpreting Tragedy
      • The End of the Tragedy
      • Postscript: Some Observations on the Historical Development of Tragic Drama
    • (SOPHOCLES) Oedipus the King
    • (SOPHOCLES) Oedipus at Colonus
    • (SOPHOCLES) Antigone
    • (SOPHOCLES) Ajax
    • (SOPHOCLES) Philoctetes
    • (SOPHOCLES) Women of Trachis (Trachiniae)
    • An Introductory Note to Euripides’ Bacchae
      • Introduction
      • Some Obvious Initial Points
      • The Bacchae as a Punishment for Impiety
      • The Bacchae as an Indictment of Dionysian Religion
      • The Bacchae as a Choice of Nightmares
      • A Note on the Historical Context
      • The Mythological Framework: Some Comments
    • Brief Note on the Mythological Background to Euripides’ Medea
    • (EURIPIDES) Medea
    • (EURIPIDES) Iphigenia in Aulis
    • (EURIPIDES) Iphigenia in Tauris
    • (EURIPIDES) Electra
    • (EURIPIDES) Orestes
    • (EURIPIDES) Bacchae
    • (EURIPIDES) Alcestis
    • (EURIPIDES) Helen
    • (EURIPIDES) Herakles
    • (EURIPIDES) Herakleidae
    • (EURIPIDES) Hippolytus
    • (EURIPIDES) Cyclops
    • (EURIPIDES) Ion
    • (EURIPIDES) Rhesus
    • (EURIPIDES) Hekabe (Hecuba)
    • (EURIPIDES) Andromache
    • (EURIPIDES) Trojan Women
    • (EURIPIDES) Suppliant Women
    • (EURIPIDES) Phoenician Women
  • Notes

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