Antigone and the Greek theater. Thebes, Greece. The sons shall suffer for the sins of the father. Greek tragedies: Based on suffering of great families, usually mythological Focus on a hero/heroine whose fortunes decline from good to bad because of the Fates or human nature
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“It has been postulated that a gas high in ethylene, known to produce violent trances, came out of this opening, though this theory remains debatable” (Pollitt)
Bacchus, by Caravaggio
There were two fundamental forces in Greek thought and expression:
-Characterized by art which expresses the triumph of human civilization--
-and adherence to order which it required--over unthinking barbarism (35)