The aim of our study is to trace the presence of Sophocles in Modern Greek Theatre, from its first steps during the Enlightenment period up to the present day. Continue Reading
In a commentary on Ethika Nikomacheia by Aristotle, the critic, Andreas Dalezios, points out «… in vain would one look for a declaration of moral commands, addressed to young people, slaves or low-class workers.» Continue Reading
The reception of Ancient Greek Tragedy in late Modernity: From the Citizen- Viewer of the City-State to the Consumer-Viewer of the global Cosmopolis
Ancient Greek drama, a product of unique composition comprising various and, sometimes, conflicting parameters (mythical time and objective space, philosophical rationalism and mythical consciousness, religious background and festive traditions, ritual and social entertainment, educational resource and political awareness), remains a living spectacle and represents, in all its timelessness, the concept of “classical,” probably better than any other form of art and culture (literature, sculpture, painting, etc.).
Reflecting upon European identity, we not only remember our history and look ahead towards future developments, but we also engage in forms of analysis that bring into play normative standards by which actual developments are judged in view of unrealized possibilities. Life is a dream and the world a stage. Continue Reading