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It May B All Greek 2U: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Judging from some of the comments online, not everyone “gets” the films by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and his screenwriting partner, Efthymis Filippou.

I’ll admit it. 287 more words

Rix Flix

The Bacchae in The Big Bang Theory

Thanks, RC, for giving me a heads up about this. The context, by the way, is an upcoming bachelorette party.

ScreenFlow from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

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The Bacchae in The Big Bang Theory

Thanks, RC, for giving me a heads up about this. The context, by the way, is an upcoming bachelorette party.

ScreenFlow from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

Courses - Classical Lit

"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor."

“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”

Euripides, Greek, playwright

Playwright

The Rules of (Ancient) Magic

Not too long ago I was perusing a post by the fantasy author N. K. Jemisin about magic in fantasy. (The post is from several years back, but it only came to my attention recently—it’s well worth reading both the post and the comments after, if you’re interested in fantasy writing.) Jemisin takes issue with contemporary writers who obsess over rules and systems for magic rather than letting magic be the strange, unpredictable, sometimes frightening force that it often was in older fantasy by authors like Tolkien and Le Guin. 1,046 more words

History

Imagining the Unimaginable

Listen. This is a story that has to be told.

That was the opening line of the classic Greek tragedy, Medea, that my wife and I attended at Pepperdine over the weekend. 325 more words

Original Essays

Euripides and Pine Ridge

I first read The Bacchae, by Euripides, when I was studying abroad at Oxford University. It was a well-loved classic of C.S. Lewis, and I read the short play with enthusiasm. 2,131 more words