Tag: ancient greek drama
Greek Drama Ep.7: Medea by Euripides (Theatrical Play)
Medea (Μήδεια) is one of the most controversial female heroines to have ever existed. In modern Greek, her name is given to women who end the lives of their children. We know Medea from ancient Greek mythology and specifically the Argonautica. But the character is widely known thanks to the theatrical play with the same…
Greek Drama Ep.5: Antigone by Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most well-known ancient Greek theatrical plays. It belongs to a collection of tragedies – the Theban plays – since it takes place in the Greek city of Thebes. It was written by the great tragedian Sophocles and was presented at the theatrical competition of Dionysia in 441 BC.…
Greek Drama Ep.4: Helen by Euripides
In 412 BC, the ancient Greek tragedian Euripides presented a trilogy of plays at the annual theatrical competition of Dionysia in Athens. One of those plays was Helen – inspired by the legend of Helen of Troy.
Greek Drama Ep.2: Introducing the Greek Tragedians (Euripides, Aeschylus, Sophocles)
Today, Helinika is introducing the big- three ancient Greek tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides.
Greek Drama Ep.1: Introduction to Classical Theater (History & More) | Drama 101
Welcome to Helinika’s first episode of the new series on Greek drama. Drama is enjoyed worldwide in theaters, operas, television sets, and computer devices. But did you know that the roots of (western) drama take us back to ancient Greece?