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Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes

Translated by Herbert Weir Smyth Revised by the Seven Against Thebes Heroization team (Hélène Emeriaud, Kelly Lambert, Janet M. Ozsolak, Sarah Scott, Keith DeStone) The Acropolis of Thebes, in which stand altars and images of various divinities. A large gathering of citizens of Thebes. Enter Eteokles with attendants. Read more

Euripides, Trojan Women

Trojan Women By EuripidesTranslated by E. P. Coleridge.Revised by the Trojan Women Heroization team (Keith DeStone, Hélène Emeriaud, Kelly Lambert, Janet M. Ozsolak, Sarah Scott) Before Agamemnon’s tent in the camp near Troy. Poseidon From the depths of salt Aegean sea [pontos] I, Poseidon, have come, where… Read more

Euripides, Helen

Helen By Euripides Translation by E. P. Coleridge Revised by the Helen Heroization team (Hélène Emeriaud, Claudia Filos, Janet M. Ozsolak, Sarah Scott, Jack Vaughan) Before the palace of Theoklymenos in Egypt. It is near the mouth of the Nile. The tomb of Proteus, the father of Theoklymenos,… Read more

Euripides, Herakles

Euripides’ Herakles Translated by Robert PotterAdapted by Mary Ebbott and Casey DuéFurther adapted by Miriam Kamil   Introduction: Herakles has gone to the underworld, where he was sent by Eurystheus to drag to light the triple-headed dog Cerberus. Lykos, king of Thebes, certain that the enterprise will prove… Read more

Sophocles, Antigone

Antigone By SophoclesTranslation of R. C. Jebb Revised by Pierre Habel and Gregory Nagy Newly revised by the Hour 25 Antigone Team (Brian Prescott-Decie, Jacqui Donlon, Jessica Eichelburg, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott) Outside the gates of Thebes. Antigone and Ismene enter. Antigone Ismene, my sister, who came from the… Read more

Euripides, Medea

Medea By EuripidesTranslation by E.P. ColeridgeRevised by Roger CeragioliFurther revised by Gregory Nagy Newly revised by the Hour 25 Medea Heroization Team (Jessica Eichelburg, Hélène Emeriaud, Claudia Filos, Janet M. Ozsolak, Sarah Scott, Jack Vaughan) In front of Medea’s house in Corinth. The Nurse comes on… Read more

Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

Homeric Hymn to Dionysus Translated by Gregory Nagy 1 About Dionysus son of most glorious Semele 2 my mind will connect, how it was that he made an appearance [phainesthai] by the shore of the barren sea 3 on a prominent headland, looking like a young man 4 at the… Read more

Herodotus, Selections, Part II

Herodotus Part 2 (Selections from from Scrolls 1–9) First phase of translation by Lynn Sawlivich Second phase of translation by Gregory Nagy, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott, and Keith Stone Note: The language of Herodotus in referring to the myths and rituals of the ancient world is exquisitely precise, and… Read more

Herodotus, Selections, Part I

Herodotus Part 1 (Selection from Scroll 1) First phase of translation by Lynn Sawlivich Second phase of translation by Gregory Nagy, Claudia Filos, Sarah Scott, and Keith Stone Note: The language of Herodotus in referring to the myths and rituals of the ancient world is exquisitely precise, and we… Read more