Category Archives: Ancient Greece

Electra, the film

A critical view on the film Electra as a creation based on the Greek mythology, and the effects of the role of mythology in the fatalistic Greek belief system. This belief system is comparable with a prison that keeps Greece away … Continue reading

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Mikis Theodorakis: Finding Greece in His Music

* This book (2007) interrogates the construction of modern Greek identity in Theodorakis’ music. After examining the composer’s musical and political life in connection with Greece’s modern history and culture, the author focuses on characteristic works of varying genres − … Continue reading

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Antigone, part 5 ~ Antigone’s love, Haemon, performed by Zachos Terzakis (interview)

* Haemon                                                                             … Continue reading

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Antigone, part 4 ~ Mikis Theodorakis’s Opera “Antigone”

* Libretto                                                                             … Continue reading

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Antigone, part 3 ~ Who is Antigone?

After analyzing and describing Oedipus, the name that creates a worldwide “Ah…! Oedipus!” it is time now for the one for who Mikis Theodorakis wrote an opera, next to Medea and Elektra: * * Antigone There is not just one … Continue reading

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