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15 07, 2017

Iphigeneia in Aulis – Euripides – ancient Greece

By |2019-09-24T05:02:20-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Iphigeneia brought to the sacrifice (Pompeii, ca. 79 AD) Menelaus, Agamemnon, and their oath When Helen ran off with Paris, her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta, was very upset. He went to visit his older brother, Agamemnon (ag-a-MEM-non), the king of Mycenae. Menelaus reminded Agamemnon about the oath that all the suitors swore when they were fighting over who would marry Helen. Who [...]

15 07, 2017

Helen of Troy – the Trojan War

By |2019-03-29T20:39:58-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Kidnapping Helen of Troy (from Pompeii) Who was Helen of Troy? Helen, the daughter of Zeus and the queen of Sparta, was the most beautiful young woman in the world. She lived in Sparta with her mother and her father, the king of Sparta, and her half-sister, Clytemnestra. More about Clytemnestra Judgment of Paris Summary of the Iliad [...]

13 07, 2017

What is hubris? an easy definition

By |2019-09-03T21:16:57-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Hubris definition: Aegisthus murdering Agamemnon Definition of hubris Hubris (HOO-briss) is a Greek word which we translate into English as "pride" or "arrogance." (You can also spell it hybris). What is Xenia? Nomos and physis More Greek philosophy All our ancient Greece articles Its original meaning in Greek was to hit something. But hubris [...]

9 07, 2017

Agamemnon – a play by Aeschylus

By |2019-01-18T10:39:53-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Athens, about 460 BC, by the Dokimasia Painter (from left to right, Clytemnestra, Aegisthus, Agamemnon, Electra, and Cassandra). Now in the MFA, Boston A play by Aeschylus The Agamemnon is the first of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. Who was Aeschylus? More Greek literature All our Ancient [...]

9 07, 2017

Who was Aeschylus? Athenian playwright

By |2019-01-17T13:22:40-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Aeschylus's plays were performed in the Theater of Dionysos here on the Acropolis below the Parthenon in Athens Biography of Aeschylus Aeschylus (ESS-kill-us) is the earliest playwright in any language whose plays survive today, though other Greek men did write plays a little earlier. Aeschylus lived in Athens in the late 500s and [...]