Ancient Greek City of Elefsina Is the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe
The ancient Greek city of Eleusis or Elefsina is preparing to kick off festivities to mark its declaration as the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe along with the cities of Timișoara in Romania and Veszprém-Balaton in Hungary. Elefsina, known in...
The Furies Enacted Revenge in Ancient Greek Mythology
The Furies were a powerful force in ancient Greek mythology. Called the Erinyes, the furies were avenging figures who were tasked with inflicting divine vengeance on those who swore false oaths. They most often intervened in instances in which the...
Griffins: The Noble Protectors of Ancient Greece
Griffins, the unique mythological creatures with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, were often mentioned in ancient Greek plays
Epidaurus Theatre to Live-Stream Ancient Play For First Time
A performance of the ancient Greek play "The Persians," by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. As part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National...
Adaptation of Ancient Greek Tragedy Dubbed Racist in France
The Sorbonne university in Paris was forced to cancel a performance of a Greek tragedy featuring actors using black masks after students claimed it was “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist.” Protesters picketed the prestigious Paris university, stopping actors from entering the...
Aeschylus’ Ancient Greek Drama in Istanbul with Syrian Actresses
One of the most celebrated ancient Greek dramas will be staged in Turkey for the first time, and with the participation of Syrian women in the production, the play is also set to convey a strong political message. Written by...
Chinese Opera Artists Perform at Greece's Aeschylus Festival
Artists from China's Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater gave a performance of the classic play "Marriage of the Fairy Princess" on Sunday, an event of the Aeschylus Festival. The stage was the old oil mill of Elefsina, the main venue of...
Dodoni Theater Reopens After 17 Years to Host Aeschylus' Poetic Masterpiece
Greek mythology's undisciplined titan Prometheus challenges the power of Olympian gods, giving mankind fire stolen from Mount Olympus. His punishment and suffering will be relentless at the hands of Zeus. Prometheus will be chained and abused in a Caucasus mountain. Aeschylus' poetic...
‘Eumenides’ by Aeschylus in Brussels
The Greek German Theater of Cologne, under the direction of Greek expat Costas Papacostopoulos, will be presenting the ancient Greek tragedy Eumenides by Aeschylus, in Brussels. The show will be staged on June 7 at the prestigious Royal Museum of Fine...
Riace Bronzes Await to Be Housed in Magna Græcia
The two most famous ancient Greek statues of Southern Italy – the Riace bronzes- have been outside the museum in which they should be hosted for three years now, due to extension and renovation works, and it remains unknown...
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