Aeschylus next


Pat and I are choosing the edition of Aeschylus that we’ll be reading next and will get that to you shortly.

Meanwhile, I’m sending a clip from yesterday’s NY Times about an archaeological discovery that may confirm the burial of Patroclus that Homer describes in “The Illiad”.

Anyone want to go to Athens to  to the Museum of Cycladic Art to check it out? 😉


P.S. After plays by Aeschylus and several other Greek playwrights this fall, we’ll tackle Thucydides sometime in the new year.

ADVISORY: TRAVEL NOTES; A Look at Achilles’ Time

In ”The Iliad,” Homer writes about the burial of the war hero Patroclus, who had battled the Trojans and was slain. His great friend Achilles saw to the burial, and in the ancient tradition Patroclus was burned on a funeral pyre while 12 Trojan soldiers were sacrificed nearby in an act of ritual vengeance.

Read more here…

21. October 2005 by readingodysseyauthor
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