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Greek Goddess the Sphinx Embodied Concept of Knowledge as Power

One of the most recognizable figures of antiquity, the Sphinx, took many forms in the civilizations of Greece, the Near East and Asia.

Ajax: Exploring the Anguish of War in Ancient Greece

Sophocles' tragedy Ajax, about a triumphant Greek hero of the Trojan War who was driven to suicide, powerfully explores the anguish of war

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...

Ancient Greek Story of Antigone Warns Against Sin of Pride

The story from Greek mythology of Antigone and Polynices is a cautionary tale about the sin of pride and how -- like so many other personal failings in Greek mythology -- it leads us to do things that cause...

Sophocles Greek Tragedy ‘Antigone’ to be Performed at Mandala Theatre in Nepal

Starting this Friday, Sophocles’ classic tragedy "Antigone" will be staged in the Nepali language at the Mandala Theatre. The Mandala Theatre's performance of the Greek play which was written before 441 BC is much-anticipated and the production will add some...

Education Ministry Denies Reports it Plans to Axe ‘Antigone’ From High School Curriculum

The education ministry rejected press reports on Thursday that the Institute of Educational Policy was planning to remove the teaching of Sophocles’ classic play “Antigone” from the high school curriculum. “No such proposal has been officially submitted,” the ministry said,...

French Actress Calls on European Leaders to Leave Greece Alone

Upon her arrival in Edinburgh, famous French actress Juliette Binoche called on European leaders to leave Greece alone for a while. Specifically, the actress who is going to play Sophocles’ Antigone at the Edinburgh International Festival, expressed her support towards...

Juliette Binoche As Modern ‘Antigone’ On BBC

Later this spring, BBC Four British television channel plans to broadcast the magnificent Greek masterpiece of  Sophocles' "Antigone," opened at London’s Barbican Theatre on March 5. The play, which is already sold out, features the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche taking the lead...

“Electra” of Sophocles Takes London by Storm

In the wake of dazzling performances of Sophocles' "Electra" at the Old Vic in London and the "Medea" of Euripides at the UK's National Theatre, the "Guardian" recently lauded the revival of Greek drama in London. "I suspect it’s partly because these old...

Ancient Greek Theater Reopened in British School

The Bradfield College is a British co-educational public school located in the small village of Bradfield, in the English county of Berkshire. The school was presenting ancient Greek tragedies every three years in a small theater operating at the heart of...