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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sophocles – Antigone

Tradition states that Sophocles perished on January 30, 405 B.C.   We have previously discussed the life and legacy of Sophocles elsewhere.  We have also discussed the Thebes tragedies.  Antigone  was written in or about 441 B.C. and is part … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Euripides – The Bacchae

Born in approximately 480 BC, the Athenian tragedian Euripides from who approximately 18-19 extant plays of his approximately 92-95 dramas have survived.  He along with Aeschylus and Sophocles are most of what we know of ancient Greek drama.  Euripides has … Continue reading

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