Look at what the mummy was wrapped in...

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Look at what the mummy was wrapped in...

Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:55 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3269965.stm

and

http://communitylink.gopbi.com/servlet/ ... 5658210293

There's a lot of irrelevant stuff on the second page - do a word search on "Achilles" to get to the interesting section.

Perhaps they may tour the USA.

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Post by mingshey » Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:04 am

Hades does send back poets, indeed!

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Post by Emma_85 » Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:34 pm

Hmmm... I wonder if this person was into Greek drama much before he died?
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Post by mingshey » Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:27 pm

Haha, I don't believe you didn't notice it was a figure of speech, refering the works of Aeschylus dug out from the ancient tomb. 8)

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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:44 am

If we assume that all three plays were 1000 lines each, and we have a total of about 90 lines surviving from all three plays ... that's 0.03% of the whole cycle. On the other hand, it was taken from the Iliad in the first place, which I why I suppose it was possible to make this new adaptation in the first place.

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Post by Eureka » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:19 am

Emma_85 wrote:Hmmm... I wonder if this person was into Greek drama much before he died?
:wink:
Considering he was destroying dramatic scrolls, I suspect he wasn't.

(But you could come to the opposite conclusion.)

'Tis the mystery of the dead guy. :)
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Post by mingshey » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:35 am

Anyway, he kept the scrolls from being written over with Christian liturgic materials. :P

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