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The Aeschylus Episode

The Aeschylus Episode

Episode 212: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, and The Persians

Seven plays survive out of more than 70 written by Aeschylus during his lifetime. Last week, I covered The Oresteia, his famous trilogy, and this week I cover his four other surviving tragedy plays.

I highlight the following three contrasts I’ve found throughout Greek Literature and share what we learn within these Aeschylean plays:

  1. Fate vs The Will of Zeus

  2. Ares (force) vs the Areopagus (debate/civilization)

  3. Family Curse vs Human Agency

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Books of Titans
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Welcome to the Books of Titans Podcast where I (Erik Rostad) seek truth in the world’s great books. My goal is to read 200 of The Great Books over the next 10 years and share what I’m learning. I’ll talk a bit about each book, tie ideas together from a variety of genres, and share the one thing I always hope to remember from each of the Great Books.
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