Aeschylus

Helen

Finding Helen in texts is frustrating. Many contradictory facts may be encountered. Who was Helen? What about her life, her power, her birth, her beauty? Was she hated or was she loved? If we were to write a short biography, it might read like this: Helen was the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus/Zeus, and Clytemnestra, Castor and Polydeuces' sister. Penelope was her cousin. She married Menelaos king of Sparta, was… Read more

Change Your Point of View and Change What you See

The play Agamemnon is the hot topic in the community at the moment. If you know Aeschylus’ work you know this is the first play in a trilogy which leads to a showdown between the old goddesses of claw and fang versus the new goddess of the city. Having read the Agamemnon before and knowing where the trilogy takes us, I chose to change my perspective this time. Read more