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Enjoyed the reference to Buzzfeed quizzes (and embarrassing to admit that I wondered if / hoped that such a quiz existed? also embarrassing to admit that I don’t know who Thecla is…).



I mentioned a couple of years ago that Franny in J.D. Salinger’s delightful novel Franny and Zooey decided to drop out of college because, she said, “no one there talks about wisdom.” T.S. 780 more words

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Why The Classics?

A former honors student wrote a note on Facebook recently and asked whether there was any truth to the rumor he had heard that liberal university faculties were putting pressure on their students to lean more to the left. 585 more words

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Five Fascinating Facts about Euripides

Interesting facts about a classical playwright

‘Have all the nations of the world since his time created a dramatist worthy to hand him his slippers?’ Such was Goethe’s assessment of Euripides. 491 more words



Stichomythia – a dramatic technique of lineal dialogue where the two conversants speak in rapid, monologic progression. You say something, which I don’the hear, and I respond, but follow my own and distinct, personal line of thought. 838 more words

Ancient Greek

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Review: Medea

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8 August 2014, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review

Medea must be Euripides’ most brutal play to perform: the action is emotionally wrought, the violence is always threatening to erupt into disfigured acts of thwarted love. 93 more words