Friday, August 28, 2009

from dreams comes tragedy - aeschylus


Aeschylus (525 BC - 431 BC) is known as the 'Father of Tragedy'. Born in the city of Eleusis, he claims to have started writing tragedies after Dionysus appeared to him in a dream and told him to do so.



robert said...

One reason why I learned Greek was to be able to read them in their original language.
Probably the best reason...


oh, so neat! many many moons ago i studied latin for several years - and was quite good at it - but you know, it's true that if you don't use it, you lose it - now i remember only a few phrases - an art lost to me now - i have always loved the sound of words though - in any language -