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Eumenides – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2019-06-01T14:01:26-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Orestes kills Clytemnestra Third in a trilogy The Eumenides is the third of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. Who was Aeschylus? Agamemnon Curse of Atreus Greek literature All our ancient Greece articles What's the backstory? When Orestes kills his mother, Clytemnestra, the Furies (the Eumenides: you-MEN-ih-dees) attack [...]

Athena in Homer’s Odyssey

By |2018-04-23T08:41:50-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, Literature, Religion|

Athena in the Odyssey: Odysseus and Athena, on a red-figure vase Athena in the Odyssey In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Athena was on the side of the Greeks, because she hated the Trojans. Athena hated the Trojans because Paris was a Trojan and he had voted against her in the Judgment of [...]

Women in Severe style Greek sculpture

By |2018-04-15T17:00:59-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Severe style: Athena But just as in the Archaic period, all Greek Severe Style sculptors carved women with their clothes on. Women also did much less moving around, and had a much smaller range of emotional expressions, than the men did. As if to emphasize their inability to move around, most of the [...]