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Greece in the News: The Folly of Pentheus

A particularly compelling article appeared recently in the Chronicle on underage drinking.  The author, Rob Goodman, boldly remarks that the most important book for new college students to read might be Euripides’ … 1,519 more words


An Essay on Euripides

So, I just got my papers grade last night.  I thought I would share it, and mind you this is an English 200 – Advanced Composition Class. 2,482 more words

Random 2014

Euripides,fr. 484 (Melanippe Wise): Alternative Cosmogony

“The story is not mine, but from my mother:
Sky and Earth were once a single form.
When they were split apart from one another… 46 more words


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.~ Euripides

Film Review: 'Queens of Syria'

Syrian refugees in Jordan incorporate their stories of exile while workshopping Euripides’ “The Trojan Women” in Yasmin Fedda’s straightforward, absorbing documentary “Queens of Syria.” For this non-professional cast, the ancient text offers opportunities to express feelings of loss in the form of group therapy, adding an additional layer of poignancy to an already deeply charged play. 535 more words


Hope springs eternal - how absurd is that?

      Since I find Camus’ absurdist approach to the subject of happiness very compelling   (this blog, 17 and 29 May 2014), it’s not at all surprising that I  should  have really enjoyed a play by one of   the great exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd, Eugene Ionesco. 806 more words

Albert Camus