Friday, November 21, 2008

National Blog Posting Month # 21: Women of Troy by Euripides

A few days ago Rebecca Reid from Rebecca Reads wrote an interesting post about Homer's Odyssey and Iliad. Her post has made for some interesting remarks which I recommend all to go read if you are interested in the Classic classics.The above image of Homer is from my own flickr photostream. It was taken at The New Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

The post about Homer and his epics made me think about The Women of Troy which is an ancient play, a tragedy, by the writer Euripides.
It has been a while since I read The Women of Troy myself, but I remember being completely taken with the story and I actually want to recommend it to anyone interested in the Classic classics. It is an engrossing story and it is short but extremely intense. Yes, the centuries has passed since it was written, but I still feel that it is worth reading in 2008 and that it is still able to make an impact on a modern reader.

Above is the Greek theatre in Alexandria, Egypt. I wonder if Women of Troy was ever played there. The image is from my own flickr photostream.

This is my post # 21 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.


Rebecca Reid said...

I've heard so much about Women of Troy, I must read it! Thanks for this!

Bogsider said...

You should read it. It is not long, but it is strong. It is about war and written like it was just published yesterday as a script over one of the several wars we have seen the past 10-15 years, unfortunately. Although I have had no personal experience with war it made me cry in parts.