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Sophocles

Sophocles was a Greek dramatist whose long career came between his contemporaries Aeschylus and Euripides. A respected public figure of Athens, he was both a priest and a general (an elected position…

Stickney, Joseph Trumbull

Stickney, Joseph Trumbull[1874-1904](3)Born at Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 1874. After a youth spent for the most part in Italy and Switzerland, although his family maintained a house in Ne…

Derek Mahon Biography

Derek Mahonpoet, playwrightBorn: 1941Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland In a survey conducted by the Irish Times in 1999, poet Derek Mahon was among the ten most popular writers (living an…

Ancient Greek Literature & Mythology

Poets, Playwrights, Gods, and Heroes   Read all about the fascinating world of ancient Greek mythology, drama, history, and religion with glossaries, lists, quizzes, crosswords,…

Brewer's: Cenotaphs

The most noted in ancient times- ÆNEAS to Deiphobus (Æneid, 1. 6: v. 505). ANDROMACHE (4 syl.) to Hector (Æneid. 1.3; v. 302) ARGENTIER to Kallaischros (Anthologia, bk. iii.…

Brewer's: Harmonia's Robe

On the marriage of Harmonia, Vulcan, to avenge the infidelity of her mother, made the bride a present of a robe dyed in all sorts of crimes, which infused wickedness and impiety into all he…

Brewer's: Silence gives Consent

Latin, “Qui tacet consentire vidétur;” Greek, “Auto de to sigan homologountos esti sou” (Euripides); French, “Assez consent qui ne dit mot;” Italian…