What are some of the lesser known writings of the Greek mythological canon that you enjoy? The Seven Against Thebes/Epigoni together once you have the full tapestry of the story conceptualized with detail in your mind creates one of the most poignant stories in the full saga of myths. Tydeus and Diomedes are nearly as good of a distant father and son story as Odysseus and Telemachus
nope not much at all. i'm studying classics at oxford and we probably have the largest classics department in the world. out of the 100 or so options we can do for our final exams, not one of them includes Alcestis. there's lots of euripides in there but that play just doesn't ever seem to be studied in detail.
This thread again? Why such a hard on for Aeschylus? Why make several identical threads about this one particular play? Be honest, is this the only thing you've ever read?
I ran across it described as a reference for scenes from Much Ado About Nothing and A Winter's Tale. It's the first play on the cover of Euripedes I (UChicago).
Aeschylus is the finest and most primal of the Greek tragedians. Sophocles is also fine but he deviates and opens the door for the tired motivations and arguments of Euripides. For every other great artist in the history of the theatre, there is some kindred soul whose work echoes his partner's. As great as Shakespeare is, you can sense similar greatness in Marlowe. But there is no echo of Aeschylus. No peer or comrade. He stands alone in the entire tradition by standing with the primordial Oneness of world-spirit.