Main Ancient Medieval Modern. Editor: Paul Halsall "Yes, I am fond of history. I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all -- it is very tiresome:" Catherine Morland, in Northhangar Abbey , by Jane Austen. How are historians to remedy the silence about women in many traditional accounts of history? This question has received a number of distinct answers.
Women of Troy by Euripides (Don Taylor's Version)
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The living at least have hope. To be dead is to be nothing. INTRO: Explored throughout the Greek tragedy The Women of Troy by Euripides, is the notion of hopelessness; that being the way individuals are given little hope to take control and decide on what they do with their own lives. This is highly evident throughout the play and is especially so, seeing as the world and era that Euripides has depicted, is flawlessly designed to create suffering on several levels.
Usually considered to have been written down circa the 8th century BC, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature , along with the Odyssey , another epic poem attributed to Homer which tells of Odysseus's experiences after the events of the Iliad. It is usually grouped in the Epic Cycle. Set during the Trojan War , the ten-year siege of the city of Troy Ilium by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek states Achaeans , it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war , and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' imminent death and the fall of Troy, although the narrative ends before these events take place.
Writing under the pen name H. She is known primarily as a poet, but she also wrote novels, memoirs, and essays and did a number of translations from the Greek. Her work is consistently unique and original, both reflecting and contributing to the avant-garde milieu that dominated the arts in London and Paris until the end of World War II. Immersed for decades in the intellectual crosscurrents of modernism, psychoanalysis, syncretist mythologies, and feminism, H. The development of H.