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Slaves and Captives in Greek Drama (handout)

Ancient Greece: City and Society

05/20/14 • -1 min

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For the ancients, the consequences of defeat in war were that every man, women and child became the property of the victors, to be disposed of in whatever way they saw fit. In this lecture Dr Heather Sebo shows that the anxieties and implications of this terrible possibility were expressed on the Athenian stage, particularly in the Trojan War plays of Euripides.

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