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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…

Walt Whitman: Old Chants

Old ChantsAn ancient song, reciting, ending, Once gazing toward thee, Mother of All, Musing, seeking themes fitted for thee, Accept me, thou saidst, the elder ballads, And name for me before t…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: In a Library

IX XI In a Library A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think, His venerable hand to take, And warming …

Poems by Emily Dickinson: In a Library

by EmilyDickinsonIXXIIn a Library In a Library A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think, His venerable hand …

Poem: In a Library

Poem 9 Poem 11 In a Library A precious, mouldering pleasure 'tis To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think, His venerable hand to take, And warming…

The Congress of Women: Women in the Greek Drama

by Mrs. Julia Ward Howe The Nineteenth CenturyNeedlework as Taught in StockholmWomen in the Greek Drama Mrs. Julia Ward Howe is a native of New York City. She was born May 27, 1819. Her pare…

Classical Mythology: Exile and Triumphant Return

Exile and Triumphant ReturnClassical MythologyEven the Wisest Cannot See: Oedipus the KingExile and Triumphant ReturnHail the Conquering HeroA Tainted Legacy: The Curse of Oedipus The only so…

Brewer's: Attic Bee

(The). Sophocles, the tragic poet, a native of Athens; so called from the great sweetness of his compositions. (B.C. 495–405.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brew…