Lily Oedipus guest lecture

Lily Oedipus guest lecture - KNOW THYSELF: Inscription in...

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γν θι σεαυτόν KNOW THYSELF: Inscription in the courtyard of the oracle at Delphi QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Ancient Greek Drama Our example: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex Oedipus Tyrannos By Sophocles, 429 BCE
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429 BCE 3 years into Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta: major blow to Athen’s idea of self as untouchable empire Famine at Athens 430-429 BCE Rise of hawkish, war-mongering generals (Kleon) Sophocles a military general NOT professional/commercial theatre All actors and audience members do military service
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Place for renegotiation of besieged Athenian identity: how does theatre function in a democracy? In a democracy that feels threatened? Populace represented dramaturgically by the CHORUS, both character within the play and commenting on the action
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Simple choreography that mimics
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