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message 1: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 7718 comments Here's a thread to post useful and interesting links on any aspect of the Oresteia, Greek theater, etc. Please warn when links contain spoilers, and where appropriate note to which plays they are spoilers. Generic references to the myths involved I do not consider spoilers.


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 19, 2010 06:53AM) (new)

Not sure if this should go in the "Background" thread or here, but I found a gorgeous web site with info on all the Greek gods and goddesses (not to mention other fascinating stuff to waste many happy hours on):

http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/...


message 3: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 7718 comments M wrote: "Not sure if this should go in the "Background" thread or here, but I found a gorgeous web site with info on all the Greek gods and goddesses (not to mention other fascinating stuff to waste many ha..."

That is indeed a great site. Thanks for finding it!

(And, as you say, a great way to spend an idle few hours!)


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Aranthe | 103 comments M wrote: "Not sure if this should go in the "Background" thread or here, but I found a gorgeous web site with info on all the Greek gods and goddesses (not to mention other fascinating stuff to waste many ha..."

{G} I ran across that one yesterday, as I was looking up some information on the Roman gods associated with planets and moons to use in an exercise for a course I'm writing (nothing to do with mythology or literature). It's a beautiful site, artistic and informative.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

This article air the relatively recent (2004) thinking of archaelogiests re: the historicity of the Trojan war:

http://www.archaeology.org/0405/etc/t...


message 6: by Grace Tjan (last edited Sep 21, 2010 10:01PM) (new)

Grace Tjan | 381 comments M wrote: "This article air the relatively recent (2004) thinking of archaelogiests re: the historicity of the Trojan war:

http://www.archaeology.org/0405/etc/t..."


Thanks for the link, M.

I suppose that nothing except the discovery of an inscription or any other written proof identifying Hisarlik as ancient Troy/Illios/Illium would conclusively settle the matter. However, the site that I saw seemed to consist largely of rubble walls. Perhaps the ancient Greeks (unlike the Romans) just didn't have the habit of putting inscriptions on their buildings, or erecting memorial steles.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

For those who missed it, I thought I'd put Everyman's link to a performance of Agamemnon in this thread, where it's easy to find:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqFgCG...


message 8: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 7 comments I am so sorry I came to this thread after the video had been taken off.


message 9: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 7718 comments Hock wrote: "I am so sorry I came to this thread after the video had been taken off."

We're sorry, too, but glad that you found us so you can take advantage of future links for other books we discuss -- we have several members here who are expert at digging out fascinating and highly relevant links to the books we read and discuss.


message 10: by Thomas (new)

Thomas | 4509 comments I'm not sure which production [deleted user] posted, but the BBC production is still there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7sdZQ... (Part One)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZyQNO... (Part Two)


message 11: by Hock (new)

Hock Tjoa (hockgtjoa) | 7 comments Thanks!


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