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Listening to the kindly ones

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journal contribution
posted on 2018-03-26, 03:46 authored by Glenda Cloughley
From that respectful acknowledgement of country Aeschylus opens the drama in which he shows people how they might retrieve their relationship with Earth from a perilous tipping point. Many of his concerns resemble ours in 2017 CE, but the year is 458 BCE.3 It is the last time the 67-year-old father of Greek tragedy will invoke the forces of prophetic imagination in the service of his country. He hopes the audience of 17,000 citizens will deliver his 13th victory in Athens' annual theatre festival. But his optimism did not extend to the future of his beloved city-state when he embarked on The Oresteian Trilogy.


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