Burying the Dead
read Sophocles' Antigone, presented just below. A short
discussion will follow.
Charles Segal’s Sophocles’
Tragic World, Chapter 5,
"Lament and Closure" in Antigone.
Read Euripides’, The Suppliant Women
and Aristophanes’ The Frogs.
I’ve also provided two attachments. The first is a
short excerpt from Herodotus concerning an event that happened before the battle
of Salamis during the Persian invasion in 480 BC. That sea battle is considered
one of the most important in the history of Western Civilization. The event
concerns Eleusis and the Mysteries.
The second attachment is another timeline that will help
put the dates of the events covered in the tragedies we’ve read in perspective
along with the readings (Herodotus and Plato) from the classical age and those
since the birth of Christ (Plutarch)