tragedy

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

Book Club | January 2020: Aristotle Poetics

"Let us here deal with Poetry, its essence and its several species, with the characteristic function of each species and the way in which plots must be constructed if the poem is to be a success; and also with the number and character of the constituent parts of a poem, and similarly with all other matters proper to this same inquiry." For our first Book Club of 2020 we will… Read more

Gallery | Hēraklēs, part 2: Other depictions of Hēraklēs

"Even by the look of him it was plain that he was a son of Zeus; for his body measured four cubits, and he flashed a gleam of fire from his eyes; and he did not miss, neither with the bow nor with the javelin." Apart from the Labors, there were many other episodes in the myth of Hēraklēs, and these also provided inspiration for artworks and visual representations. In… Read more