G r e e k T h e a ter. BY: Guido, Davide, Giorgia. Sophocles ( 496?-406? bc), one of the three great tragic dramatists of ancient Athens.
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BY: Guido, Davide, Giorgia
The Oresteia, is a trilogy, it was performed in 458 BC, less than two years before Aeschylus' death. He dealt with the tragedy of a royal house, a "hereditary curse" which began in a legendary world in which Tantalus was accused for revealing to mankind the secrets of the gods. This situation paralleled events in Aeschylus' own life. He was reportedly charged with "impiety" for revealing the Eleusinian mysteries--the secret rites of the city of his birth--to some outsiders. These accusations against him were most likely political conspirations and he was not convicted at the end.
Euripides (480?-406? bc), Greek dramatist, the third of the great Attic tragic poets. His work, fairly popular in his own time, exerted great influence on Roman drama.