Troiades Vocab 740-779

Studying this famous scene from Euripides’ play ‘Troiades’ (please forgive my iota subscript) for a classics assignment. It’s the one where Andromache gives her heartfelt farewell to her son Astuanax, who is about to be killed by the Greeks fearing that he may one day realise his name’s destiny and refound the city of Troy….

Herodotus Vocab 1.131-133

Back to my comfort zone of Greek lit, starting on Herodotus’ sections about Persian customs, which contain some fascinating info about the supposed “bad guys” and anyone who has watched 300 should read these bits to get a more balanced view of their lifestyle and habits. These sections are also well worth reading just for…