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12 07, 2017

Apollo – Greek mythology

By |2019-01-29T05:23:49-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|1 Comment

The god Apollo was a sun god Apollo's family ties Apollo is a younger god, the son of Zeus and the nymph Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo's sister Artemis More Greek gods All our Ancient Greece articles The Greeks often thought of Apollo as being the same as Helios, the [...]

10 07, 2017

Libation Bearers – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2018-04-23T08:14:56-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Libation Bearers: Orestes This is the second of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. Some time has passed since the murder of Agamemnon. Agamemnon's children, Orestes and Electra, have grown up with their mother Clytemnestra and their stepfather Aegisthus. But they are very unhappy, because they know their [...]

10 07, 2017

Eumenides – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2019-06-01T14:01:26-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

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 [...]