Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 8: Oresteia Part I

In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming examines one of the masterpieces of Greek tragedy: the Oresteia. Before taking a close look at all three plays, Dr. Fleming begins by discussing Aeschylus himself, the historical and political circumstances in which this play was written and delivered, the idea of these plays as “liturgical,” and the position that this is perhaps the best of what the classical world could offer in terms of pre-Christian morality. This is part 1 of a 2 part mini series and offers an introduction and a discussion of the first play, Agamemnon.

Original Air Date: November 5, 2016
Show Run Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner


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