Ancient Greek civilization gave rise to a culture with a uniquely intimate understanding of the human condition. Greek citizens from every rung of society gathered at amphitheatres to explore humanity’s grief and fallibility in the face of the natural world’s hostility. George Steiner elaborates: “Tragic drama tells us that the spheres of reason, order, and justice are terribly limited and that no progress in our science or technical resources will enlarge their … more
My favorite Greek drama. It has some truly disturbing deaths, as well as a plot line that really is still meaningful today. It is incredible to think that this was written thousands of years ago! I guess things don't change, do they?
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