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Aeschylus: The Oresteia
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|January 19, 2004

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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring…
How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
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|November 15, 2007

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From the stages of Broadway and London to university campuses, Paris, and the bourgeoning theaters of Africa, Greek tragedy remains constantly in production. This global revival, in addition to delighting audiences, has highlighted both the promise and the…
Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

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These new and especially commissioned essays discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theater to law court to gymnasium to symposium, performance is a basic part of Athenian society; how…
Being Urban: Community, Conflict And Belonging In The Middle East

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The Buried Life Of Things: How Objects Made History In Nineteenth-century Britain

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A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, And The Bensons In Victorian Britain
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|October 6, 2017

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“We can begin with a kiss, though this will not turn out to be a love story, at least not a love story of anything like the usual kind.” So begins A Very Queer Family Indeed , which introduces us to the extraordinary Benson family. Edward White Benson…
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy
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|February 15, 2015

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Written by one of the best-known interpreters of classical literature today, Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy presents a revolutionary take on the work of this great classical playwright and on how our understanding of tragedy has been shaped by our literary…
The Temple of Jerusalem
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|October 15, 2011

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Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series ( Part I and Part II ) It was destroyed nearly 2000 years ago, and yet the Temple of Jerusalem--cultural memory, symbol, and site--remains one of the most powerful, and most…
Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece

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From the time of the Roman Empire onwards, fifth- and fourth-century Greece have been held to be the period and place in which civilization as the West knows it developed. Classical scholars have sought to justify these claims in detail by describing developments…
Jerusalem: City of Longing
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|March 30, 2010

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Jerusalem is the site of some of the most famous religious monuments in the world, from the Dome of the Rock to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Western Wall of the Temple. Since the nineteenth century, the city has been a premier tourist destination, not…
Visualizing the Tragic: Drama, Myth, and Ritual in Greek Art and Literature
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|July 7, 2007

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Athenian tragedy of the fifth century BCE became an international and a canonical genre with remarkable rapidity. It is, therefore, a remarkable test case through which to explore how a genre becomes privileged and what the cultural effects of its continuing…
Love, Sex & Tragedy
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|October 5, 2005

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In Love, Sex & Tragedy Simon Goldhill lifts the veil on our inheritance of classical traditions and offers a witty, engrossing survey of the Greek and Roman roots of everything from our overwhelming mania for hard bodies to our political systems. Encompassing…
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