Tag Archives: Greek Tragedy

Thursday 10 December: Philomachy: Euripides’ The Trojan Women

By unhappy coincidence with recent political discussion, the chosen topic for this week’s session, introduced by Dr. Ben Pestell, is philomachoi – lovers of war – in Greek mythology. Euripides’ The Trojan Women contains several examples of the sort of … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 May: Myth and Terror

This week Dr. Ben Pestell introduces a discussion of “Myth and Terror”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Myth and Terror Myth Reading Group Thursday 21 May 1-2pm   Room 5B.111 Extracts: The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Sophocles’ Antigone  

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Harrison’s Oresteia

For the benefit of students taking the MA Translating Myth, but also for everyone’s pleasure, here is the television recording of Tony Harrison’s Oresteia, directed by Peter Hall for the National Theatre in 1981, with music by Harrison Birtwistle. You … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21 February: Agamemnon’s Front Door

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 21 February 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5B.330 The text is an excerpt from Tony Harrison’s translation of the Oresteia of Aeschylus, presenting Agamemnon’s return home from Troy: Tony Harrison – The Oresteia [link expired] … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15 November: Isaac versus Iphigeneia

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 15 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Two texts: Genesis 22.1-19 (Authorized King James Version) Aeschylus, Agamemnon 104-257, trans. MacNeice (Faber, 1936) [link expired] … and end on a song:

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