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Ancient Greek Literature in Art

Over the centuries, the authors and characters of Ancient Greek literature have been portrayed in many different ways; here are a few below. If you want to see an artwork in a larger size, just click on the image. To … Continue reading

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Greek Tragedy: An Introduction

Greek tragedy is an ancient form of theatre that peaked in Athens around the 5th century B.C. These tragedies were often based on characters from mythology, as well as the oral epic tradition, and featured dramatic actors, backed by a … Continue reading

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Antigone Video Introduction

How can Antigone be presented as a contemporary drama? Here’s one answer from the British National Theatre. This video clip offers a brief introduction to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy from Edith Hall, before introducing the play Antigone by Sophocles. Polly … Continue reading

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Texts for World Literature

English V: World Literature What does World Literature cover? World Literature is a college-prep literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development … Continue reading

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