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Natalia Kapatsoulia , Filippos Mandilaras

Aristophanes Comedies [Οι Κωμωδίες Του Αριστοφάνη (Oi komodies tou Aristofani)] (Series): The Frogs [Βάτραχοι (Vatrachoi)]

The book opens with a presentation of the main characters in the plot. The Greeks, we read, believed that dead people descended to the underworld, to Hades. Dionysos, however, wanted to bring a great poet back to the world of the living. Hence, Dionysos, disguised as Herakles, made his way to Hades together with his servant, Xanthias. The real Herakles helped Dionysos with directions. When they reached a bottomless lake, Charos, who had a boat, refused to take Xanthias’ donkey on board. Th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Greece


J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter (Series, Book 7): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The seventh and final book in the “Harry Potter” series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, completes the story of the protagonist's struggle with his lifelong enemy, Lord Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermione set off on a journey to find the remaining horcruxes (special objects containing parts of Voldemort's soul and ensuring his immortality). The three friends must constantly hide, pursued by the Dark Lord's followers. The headmaster of Hogwarts is now Snape, a suppose(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Yaël Farber

Molora

Klytemnestra appears before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and admits murdering her husband. She considers the murder as an act of bravery, and her husband’s destiny. Her daughter, Elektra, then takes the floor and expresses her displeasure and indignation at her mother’s deeds. Both mother and daughter are now committed to the process of unearthing the past. They take us to a period when Elektra was seven years old. The murder is re-enacted. Because of the brutal kill(...)

african

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joseph Coelho

Overheard in a Tower Block

Overheard in a Tower Block is a collection of forty-nine children’s poems. Most of the poems are told from the perspective of a young boy growing up in a London tower block. They explore various aspects of the boy’s life such as playing with other children, listening to his parents arguing, exploring the school library, and wondering why his father has left. It is a contemporary collection about modern childhood but on occasion it draws on mythological or fairy-tale stories and (...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Sharona Guri

Stories from the Greek Theatre [Sipurim Mehatheatron hayevany, סיפורים מהתיאטרון היווני]

The book offers a selection of synopses of Greek dramas , as well as an explanation about Greek theatre, including information about tragedy and comedy and different definitions relating to the theatre). There is even an historical background of 5th century BCE Athens in order to place the plays in their correct historical settings.The plays are divided by dramatist   and each has his own introduction: Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound; Agamemnon; The Suppliants; Seven against Thebes. Sophocles: (...)

literary

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: Israel


TED , Tim Hansen, Melanie Sirof

TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing, Series Behind the Curtain: 1) Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece / 2) The Battle of the Greek Tragedies

Music and Creativity in Ancient GreeceThe video states that contemporary society is obsessed with music – it is present in our religion, entertainment, emotional expression. Things worked this way also for ancient Greeks, even more so, as importance of music in their lives makes us “tame by comparison.” Then the ancient myth about Muses is introduced: they were the deities inspiring the artists and each of them had a specific area of interest, which included not only musical ar(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: Online


Paul Oskar Höcker, Maria Konopnicka

The Olympian. A Historical Tale from the Age of Pericles, According to Oskar Höcker written by M. K. [Olimpijczyk. Opowiadanie historyczne z czasów Peryklesa podług Oskara Höckera napisała M. K.]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.,online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. The action takes place in the 5th century B.C., in Athens. Cimon’s military successes ensure the support of Athenian citizens; aristocracy remains in power in the ci(...)

literary

YEAR: 1900

COUNTRY: Congress Poland