The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” IV – Media Starts [95-106]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” IV – Media Starts [95-106] A – Beginnings of Persia were in the Medes [95-102] On to Cyrus and the Persians… the Assyrians were in Upper Asia for 520 years, when Medes revolted and got their freedom. They had democracies for a short while but turned to… Read more The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” IV – Media Starts [95-106]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” III – Croesus Turns Toward Persia [71-94]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” III – Croesus Turns Toward Persia [71-94] A – Croesus Looks to Expand [71-77] Croesus read the Oracle’s words wrongly and led armies into Cappadocia (Syria), expecting to defeat Persia. A Lydian man, Sandania, told Croesus – You’re about to fight people who eat only what they… Read more The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” III – Croesus Turns Toward Persia [71-94]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” – II – Croesus, Cyrus & the State of Affairs in Greece [45-70]

  The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” II – Croesus, Cyrus & the State of Affairs in Greece [46-70] A – Croesus wonders about Cyrus [46-56] 2 years after Atys’s death, Croesus learned that Cyrus was growing in power. He wondered what he could do about it and sent messengers to the Oracles… Read more The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” – II – Croesus, Cyrus & the State of Affairs in Greece [45-70]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” – I – Trojan War, Candaules & Gyges and Early Croesus Years [1-45]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” I – Trojan War, Candaules & Gyges and Early Croesus Years [1-45] A – Kidnappings and War [1-5] Kidnappings of Io, Medea, Europé and Helen – The Phoenicians were originally from near the Indian Ocean but moved to the Mediterranean Sea. They traded with the Greeks, especially… Read more The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” – I – Trojan War, Candaules & Gyges and Early Croesus Years [1-45]

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” [At the Royal Palace] Antigone – Ismene, what’s the latest in father’s curse? I haven’t really had much trouble. But there’s been an edict issued. Ismene – Nothing since our 2 brothers killed each other… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus” [At Colonus ~ 1 mile NW of Athens in a grove sacred to the Furies. Enter Oedipus and daughter, Antigone] Oedipus – Where are we? Can you see if there’s somewhere to rest? Maybe someone can tell us where we are? Antigone –… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

Oedipus the King – Sophocles [At the Royal Palace with Priest, Oedipus and suppliants with suppliant branches] Oedipus – What’s with all the branches, incense and sickness? Fill me in, Priest Priest – There’s a plague. The people are sick. The plants and animals are all dying. Please, do something about this before we all… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)” Choephoroe (The Libation Bearers) by Aeschylus [At Agamemnon’s Tomb] [Orestes and Pylades enter] Orestes – Hermes, send my father a message [Snips a lock of his own hair]. Take this for Argos [Snips another lock]. This is for my mourning for you [Throws them… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”