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Things I have found interesting recently

Sonya Taaffe has a brilliant story in the most recent installment of Ideomancer, “ζῆ καὶ βασιλεύει.” Absolutely magnificent.

Arkady Martine has an excellent story in Strange Horizons, … 161 more words


- Euripides

“Come back!
Even as a
Even as a dream.”

- Herakles


The Tragic Vision and its Discontents

Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span;
Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;
Delight becomes death-longing if all longing else be vain.

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Theseus Laments that Words Pervert the Truth (Euripides' fr. 439)

“Alas! I wish facts had a voice for people
So that clever speakers would be nothing.
Now instead men with turning tongues steal away
The truest things: and what should seem true cannot.” 85 more words


anne carson on the importance of tragedy

Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full or rage? Because you are full of grief.


Grief and rage – you need to contain that, to put a frame around it, where it can play itself out without you or your kin having to die. 151 more words


day one: hecuba

Playwright: Euripides

Published: c. 424 BC

Translator: William Arrowsmith

Synopsis: A tragedy set before the Greek forces depart after the sacking of Troy. Trojan Queen Hecuba, wife of Priam, has been reduced to servitude. 157 more words


Medea in Apollonius Rhodius and Euripides

Due to various reasons it has been an exceptionally long time since I have published on my blog. I am happy to finally be back and able to return to it on a more regular basis. 52 more words