Greek Tragedies DVDs Set
The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus: Aeschylus was the first of the three great tragic playwrights. The Oresteia is the exciting trilogy about the end of the curse of the House of Atreus. Join Orestes as he seeks to revenge his father’s murder, but discovers, along with us, that revenge only begets revenge – that mercy and litigation are the better ends of justice.
The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles: Sophocles, “famous for wisdom,” won the playwright competition at the Festival of Dionysus many times. Here is the story of Oedipus, fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother. This is the great myth, influencing all subsequent literature. Fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth—the glory and downfall of Western civilization.
Medea & Other Plays by Euripides: Euripides further developed the tragedy, instituting the deus ex machina, a prologue with a background, and greater realism. His heroes are less resolute and more psychological, fraught with internal conflict. Here is the revenge of Medea and Hecabe, and the exciting adventures of Heracles in the Underworld.
About the Instructor: Brett Vaden is an instructor at Highlands Latin Academy, and the Memoria Press Online Academy. He is a 2004 graduate of The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Biblical Languages. At Southern Seminary, Brett earned an Advanced M.Div. in Biblical and Theological Studies and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology.
- The Oresteian Trilogy Instructional DVDs
- The Three Theban Plays Instructional DVDs
- Medea & Other Plays Instructional DVDs
Sample of the Oresteian Trilogy DVDs:
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