05 April 2011

Oedipus and Agamemnon--lessons from Greek Tragedy

I think I've posted this somewhere before. I would encourage you to spend an hour with Robert Harrison (whose books are fantastic mini-libraries, so full of ideas) and Rush Rehm, a Classical Scholar, actor and director (of classical works).

I have listened to this at least 4 times in full and more even still in pieces.

You will have to be patient, but if you don't have a full hour start in at about the 20 minute mark and listen for about the next 15 minutes and you will be enlightened in many ways about how to think about life and death, the family, our past projected forward into the generations, the house and the state, war, "tyrants", and autocrats.

Especially applicable is the discussion of Creon as a modern autocrat.

Entitled Opinions--Greek Tragedy

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