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ELECTRA by Sophocles vs ELECTRA by Euripides *SOLD OUT*

February 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Sold Out* – email to be added to the waitlist

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus


An essential classic of Ancient Greek drama


On Sophocles’ Electra:

Although it has been at times overshadowed by his more famous Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, Sophocles’ Electra is remarkable for its extreme emotions and taut drama. Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra’s grief, anger, and exultation.—Oxford University Press

Electra’s journey of revenge and justice is a powerful and moving story of family and loyalty and about her struggles to find peace and acceptance in a world of violence and

On Euripides’ Electra:

The liberties Euripides took with the traditional myth and the playwright’s attitudes toward the gods can inspire fruitful discussion about fifth-century Athenian thought, manners, and morals.University of Oklahoma Press

—Euripides, wrote Aristotle, “is the most intensely tragic of all the poets.” In his questioning attitude to traditional pieties, disconcerting shifts of sympathy, disturbingly eloquent evil characters and acute insight into destructive passion, he is also the most strikingly modern of ancient authors.—Penguin Classics


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, February 21 and February 28

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home.

Register online  or call 919.962.1544


February 21, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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