Autodidact: Sophocles’ Antigone III Thomas Fleming The Structure of Tragedy First, a few words about the nature and structure of tragedy. The origins of Greek tragedy lie in a long-standing tradition of choral lyric poetry. In primitive tragedy, we can imagine a chorus of 12 male citizens chanting a processional introduction and singing formal odes on the exploits and, usually, death of a hero. Later the number was increased to 15. At some point a hypokrites or interpreter was added. Presumably this actor, as we call him, could both interpret the choral lyrics by introducing them and responding to them and...
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A Thousand Years of Jihad depicts Islam’s relentless attacks on Europe, from the conquest of Sicily and Spain, Greece and the Balkans, to endless attacks on Hungary and Italy. This rarely heard story, retold by Frank Brownlow and Thomas Fleming, is available from the TFF Store.