Tag: Aeschylus

Agamemnon, Evangelist?

I sometimes wonder whether I or Emmanuel College‘s New Testament professors teach more lines of Greek writing in a given semester, but in semesters like this one, I have to think I’ve got the edge.  As course schedules have fallen, I’m teaching no fewer than seven of Plato’s dialogues (including Republic and Symposium,  two of the longer ones), four tragedies, two…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #95: Plato's Aesthetics

General Introduction – Dry, bleeding Kansas – Hardcore listener feedback Ancient Greek Art – Our access to it – Black and red, figure and background – The Parthenon – Classical tragedy and comedy – Other poetry – Music – What did the statues look like? The Republic and Art – The educational argument – Plato’s…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #62: Aeschylus

General Introduction – Flowin’ like a bottle of Drano – What’s on the blog? – A listener vastly overestimates us Who Is Prometheus? – Deflating Gilmour’s balloon – Zeus as new god on the block – Sympathy for Prometheus Zeus’s Role in the Play – Bodily absent, present via agents – Translating Zeus’s helpers –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #30: REVENGE!

Our theme music this week is Ted Leo’s “The Sons of Cain,” from 2007’s Living with the Living. Does it remind anyone else of Hey Dude for some reason? General Introduction – A month of Christian Humanists – What’s on the blog? – Nathan axe crazy – Like us on Facebook! Cain, the Sons of…