Badass women in literature: Antigone

It’s tough being a woman in classical Greek mythology and literature.   Most female characters fall into two categories.  They can be scary-strong, like Clytemnestra.  This charming woman, along with her lover Aegisthus, murders her husband Agamemnon as soon as he returns home from the Trojan War.    1,039 more words


Upcoming Lecture: Greek Tragedy Amongst the "Barbarians" in 4th century BCE Italy by Professor Thomas Carpenter (Ohio University)

Greek Tragedy Amongst the “Barbarians” in 4th century BCE Italy


While there is general agreement that Attic tragedies were performed in the Greek cities of South Italy, few have considered the possibility of Greek theater productions in Italic (non-Greek) settlements as well. 184 more words

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Tennyson's "Ulysses"

In my World Literature class, we are finishing up Homer’s The Odyssey.  Odysseus has finally made it home to Ithaca after being away for 20 years—ten in the Trojan War, and ten lost at sea on the way home.  1,031 more words