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Norman Austin, Sophocles' Philoctetes and the Great Soul Robbery

Harold Bloom, Sigmund Freud, and Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aeschylus and Euripides here. I was reading this part of a review by Susan A. Curry, University of New Hampshire, on a Blogspot page which is included in the lists… 24 more words


"you'll be the law Rosa"

No said Rosa you don’t know the Greeks. They’re only human after all. In other words they are beasts. Germans Russians Poles Jews Christians all of them beasts. 160 more words


When knowing Greek literature saves you

I recently read Plutarch’s Life of Nicias, Athenian general during the Peloponnesian War, and at the end of it come a few fascinating lines that show how knowing Greek literature, and knowing it by heart, may turn out to be a savior, so long as you happen to be at the mercy of others who also value it! 214 more words


Oedipus the King by Sophocles (trans. David Greene)

(Originally read this work and wrote this post on September 27th, 2008)

The story of Oedipus the king, the tragic man who accidentally kills his father and marries his mother, stands as a central story of Western Civilization due not only to Sophocles’s skills as a dramatist, but also because of Freud’s controversial psychological theories, which turned to this story as a model. 595 more words