"when men’s lives are swollen with hubris they are toppled down by some disaster sent from heaven" -from Sophocles' Ajax

14 February 2014

Aeschylus vs. Sophocles

This video is my brief comparison of the dramaturgical approaches and concerns of Aeschylus and Sophocles, who were very different playwrights in many ways. Some of the specific plays/play cycles I discuss are Aeschylus' Oresteia, and Sophocles' Theban cycle and Ajax.


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