Greek Tragedy

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This is an introduction to Greek tragedy, including Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophocles's Oedipus Rex, and Euripides's Medea.

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Greek Tragedy

  1. 1. Greek Tragedy
  2. 2. The Greek Theater
  3. 3. Tragic and Comic Masks Hadrian’s Villa, Mosaic
  4. 4. Theater of Dionysus, Athens
  5. 5. Reconstructed Skene, 4th c. BCE
  6. 6. Reconstructed Skene, 2nd c. BCE
  7. 7. Reconstructed Skene, 1st c. CE
  8. 8. Two Eagles Devouring a Hare, c. 420 BCE
  9. 9. Iphigenia Herbert Schmalz, c. 1900
  10. 10. The Anger of Achilles Jacques-Louis David, 1819
  11. 11. The Sacrifice of Iphigenia Jan Steen, 17th c.
  12. 12. The Sacrifice of Iphigenia François Perrier, c. 1632
  13. 13. Clytemnestra Hesitating Before Killing the Sleeping Agamemnon Pierre Narcisée Gérin, 1817
  14. 14. Boston Vase, 460 BCE
  15. 15. After the Murder (Clytemnestra) John Collier, 1882
  16. 16. Orestes, Electra, and Hermes at Agamemnon’s Tomb, c. 380 BCE
  17. 17. Orestes Slaying Aegisthus and Clytemnestra Bernardino Mei, 1654
  18. 18. Orestes Killing Clytemnestra, c. 150 CE
  19. 19. Boston Vase, 460 BCE
  20. 20. Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies, c. 380 BCE
  21. 21. The Remorse of Orestes William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862
  22. 22. Orestes Alexandre Cabanel, 1846
  23. 23. Apollo Purifying Orestes of His Blood Guilt, c. 380 BCE
  24. 24. Orestes at Delphi, c. 330 BCE
  25. 25. Euphorbos and the Infant Oedipus, c. 450 BCE
  26. 26. Oedipus Killing His Father Roman Fresco
  27. 27. Oedipus and the Sphinx, c. 430 BCE
  28. 28. Oedipus the Wayfarer Gustave Moreau, c. 1888
  29. 29. Oedipus, the Sphinx, and Hermes, c. 440 BCE
  30. 30. Oedipus Questioning the Sphinx Jean-Auguste Ingres, 1827
  31. 31. Oedipus and the Sphinx Gustave Moreau, 1864
  32. 32. Oedipus Rex Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1895
  33. 33. Oedipus and Antigone (The Plague of Thebes) Charles-François Jalabert, 19th c.
  34. 34. Medea Frederick Sandys, 1868
  35. 35. Jason and Medea John William Waterhouse, 1907
  36. 36. Presents from Medea to Creusa, c. 390 BCE
  37. 37. Medea Aimé-Nicolas Morot, 1876
  38. 38. Medea Victor Mottez, 19th c.
  39. 39. Furious Medea Eugène Delacroix, 1862
  40. 40. Medea Escaping on Her Chariot, c. 400 BCE
  41. 41. Jason and Medea Charles André van Loo, 1759
  42. 42. Medea Andrea Schiavone, 16th c.

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