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The Structure of Greek Tragedy: An Overview

There are different terms for different parts of a Greek drama, some of which modern scholars took from Aristotle and other ancient drama critics. The typical structure of an Ancient Greek tragedy is a series of alternating dialogue and choral lyric sections. Meter is the rhythm of the speech and the song. The more you get into it, the more you feel how the meters are in touch with the… Read more

Introducing Euripides Trojan Women

We are pleased to share in the Text Library a revised version of E.P. Coleridge’s translation of Euripides’ Trojan Women that tracks Core Vocab words from The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours in the same way as the associated Sourcebook. This was brought about by a community-driven collaborative “heroization” project. Read more

Introducing Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes

We are pleased to share in the Text Library a revised version of Herbert Weir Smyth's translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes that tracks Core Vocab words from The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours in the same way as the associated Sourcebook. This was brought about by a community-driven collaborative "heroization" project. Read more

Pindar Nemean 1

As a counterexample to idle wealth I gladly hold up among the great peaks of excellence the example of Herakles, as I urge forward the ancient logos, telling how when the child of Zeus was just leaving his mother’s womb in the throes of labor and coming into the shores of light with his twin brother, how when he stepped into crocus-colored swaddling clothes he did not escape the notice… Read more