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Aeschylus: The Oresteia ~ APR 6

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The Oresteia of Aeschylus: In one glorious session at the Institute, we will explore the monumental experience of the whole trilogy, tracing the huge issues of male and female gender conflict, the chain of vendettas, a divine plan for justice, plus some others. Presented by Marsh McCall, Ph.D., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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The mighty Oresteia trilogy of the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus ("Agamemnon," "Libation Bearers, and "The Eumenides") had its opening day in the Theater of Dionysus in Athens in 458 BC. In one glorious session at the Institute, we will explore the monumental experience of the whole trilogy, tracing the huge issues of male and female gender conflict, the chain of vendettas, a divine plan for justice, plus some others. Let's be prepared to have sharp interpretive disagreements! Presented by Marsh McCall, Ph.D., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

Marsh McCall is a Stanford Professor of Classics (Emeritus) whose research includes Greek tragedy, rhetoric, literary criticism, and textual criticism. Professor McCall has introduced legions of university students to the study of classics during a decades-long professorship at Stanford and has enchanted thousands of participants in Travel/Study programs with his on-site readings of classical authors.