Category Archive: Greek

Prometheus – The Poem of Fire

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Last week, I heard mention of a program about Scriabin’s ‘Prometheus‘ with Bill Mival that had already aired on Radio 3. It caught my attention because I’m fond of the myth of Prometheus,… Continue reading

Nobody’s Listening.

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A few days ago, I caught an interview with Juliette Binoche on Radio 4’s Arts review program, ‘Front Row’. She was discussing her role in the already acclaimed production of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone‘, from… Continue reading

Homer vs My Mum

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In one respect, Homer is rather like my mum. He likes to wander off from the point, and give me information I don’t need, about characters I’ll never see, which doesn’t enhance my… Continue reading

Cheating with the Greeks.

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Ok, I’ll ‘fess up, while I may be earnestly hacking at the rockface of Proust, I picked Sophocles’ ‘The Theban Plays’ to write about because I studied them at school. From the very… Continue reading

What In God’s Name Is Up With The Gods?

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Film and the snippets of legends in the public consciousness make the Greek gods out to be so, well damn god-like. Sitting about what looks like a health spa on a mountain in… Continue reading