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Euripides’ The Trojan Women – An Unflinching Look at Brutality of War

Aomawa Baker as Andromache in Brad Mays' production of Euripides' The Trojan Woman, presented at the ARK Theatre Company in Los Angeles in 2003. Credit: Wikipedia/Bradmays/CC-BY-SA-3.0 The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist...

What the Greek Classics Tell Us About Grief and Mourning the Dead

Through the Greek classics, the true meaning of life can be explored by humanity and all the experiences that come with it. By: Joel Christensen As the coronavirus pandemic hit New York in March, the death toll quickly went up with...

Ancient City of Troy 600 Years Older than Previously Believed

Νew archaeological discoveries from excavations at the site of the ancient city Troy in Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province suggest that people had settled in the area six centuries earlier than experts had previously believed. According to a report from the...

Turkey to Declare 2018 ‘Year of Troy’

The ruins that are believed to be the site where Troy was standing, are half an hour’s drive from Çanakkale in north-west Turkey, situated on the Dardanelles strait and near the Gallipoli peninsula.  The ruins of ten "Troys" -...

Greek Goddesses Appear as Black Women on Ancient Ceramic Cup

The image of black people plays a key role in the reconciliation between the everyday world of ancient Greeks and spiritual revelation, says an analysis on The Root. The analysis is based on a scene on a skyphos -- a...

Greek Classic 'The Iliad' Read in its Entirety by 66 Actors (video)

A reading of all 18,225 lines of text of The Iliad by 66 actors, an epic undertaking of Cambridge classics professor Simon Goldhill, will be available to watch online. The ambitious reading took place on August 14 for an audience...

Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Headed to Space

Warner Bros is gearing up to create a new version of Homer's "The Odyssey" that will set the Greek epic in space, according to Deadline. The movie studio has put James DiLapo in place to begin writing the script for...