I wrote a piece over at The Groovy Historian, discussing whether or not Alexander The Great’s subjects believed he was a god.
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Ancient Greek Tragedies, The RMS Titanic and Cultural Immortality
Nearly two and a half thousand years ago, c. 429BC, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King was first performed at the Athenian Dionysia. Audiences listened with morbid fascination as a messenger revealed the awful suicide of Oedipus’ wife and mother, Jocasta, and … Continue reading