Greek tragedy was born in the city state of Athens, during the last quarter of the 6th century BC as improvisation at festivals of Dionysus and extension of ritual ceremonies.Αlong with the basic elements of philosophy and science, theater was added to the new political system and became an integral part of the Greek culture; for 80 years it ran in parallel with the rise and fall of the Athenian democracy, leaving its indelible mark to the civilized world.Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Prometheus Bound, the Persians, Ajax, Lysistrate and other works inspired many other later artists and are referenced in numerous ways today, a testament to their enduring power.
Every city in ancient Greece had its own theater; the Greek tragedies raise fundamental questions about life and death, forward answers but never impose. They help the viewer to look into his soul, to his fears and yet to continue with his life. Through theater and myths the Greeks attempted to interpret the universe that surrounded them.
The magic of the Greek tragedies, the greatness of the theatrical space and the redemptive feeling of “catharsis” after the end of each performance inspired our “Ancient dialogues” voyage. We visit some of the most emblematic theaters of the country and we follow the protagonists of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the places where they walked the path of their tragic destiny.
“Ancient dialogues” invite you to discover Greece from a new angle: through the eyes of its most iconic heroes.
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