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Three Greek Plays by Euripides
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Apr 09, 13

Read in March, 2012

Three moving plays about war, treachery and revenge. The Trojan Women focuses on the tragedy of war, its lack of meaning and the devolution of humanity. Prometheus Bound is a very moving play of living a life of virtue, despite the costs. Agamemnon is ultimately about revenge and the futility of war.

I finish with the last words from Prometheus:
"An end to words. Deeds now.
The world is shaken.
The deep and secret way of thunder
is rent apart.
Fiery wreaths of lightning flash.
Whirlwinds toss the swirling dust.
The blasts of all the winds are battling in the air,
and sky and sea are one.
On me the tempest falls.
It does not make me tremble.
O holy Mother earth, O air and sun,
behold me. I am wronged."
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