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Fragmentary Friday: The Theban

I have previously posted the fragments of the lost Thebais and the Epigonoi. This week, here is the final set of fragments from the Theban tradition from the… 89 more words


Ancient Alternative Facts, Part 3: On Our Affection for (Tales of) Suffering

Dio Chrysostom, Oration 11

“For I think that the Argives themselves would not wish for the matters concerning Thyestes, Atreus and the descendants of Pelops to have been any different, but would be severely angry if someone were to undermine the myths of tragedy, claiming that Thyestes never committed adultery with Atreus wife, nor did the other kill his brother’s children, cut them up, and set them out as feast for Thyestes, and that Orestes never killed his mother with his own hand. 280 more words


Jacobsthal’s Dissertation

by Francesca Anthony

Over the last few weeks of volunteering in the Institute of Archaeology’s Archive, I have been attempting to sort the 1908 dissertation of the scholar… 744 more words

Archives Progress

He Killed Her Father, then Married Her: A Love Story

Hes. fr. 195.1-23 (= Hes. Aspis 1-23)

“Or, as she did, when she left her home and paternal land
And came to Thebes to warlike Amphitryon, 193 more words


Theban Trilogy

Last week I read Theban Trilogy by Sophocles, published by The University of Chicago press in 2013.

Sophocles writes about the struggle of man against fate. 355 more words


Tour de Shawnee 2016

Tour de Shawnee 2016

“I already don’t want to get up in the morning,” I say to my husband as he turns out the lights on our Cape Girardeau, Missouri hotel room. 7,752 more words