Aeschylus update

Folks,

How’s the reading of “The Persians” going?

Phil

P.S. We went to the Harvard Club in New York last night to hear a Professor lecture on Ovid, the Roman poet. It was GREAT. Can’t wait until we read Ovid (the professor agreed to come onto the phone and speak to us).

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  1. Phil Terry says:

    <p>Walter – I asked Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge.</p><p>Here’s what he said:</p><p>"Absolutely no trace – we know he died in Sicily in 456 BCE, at a place called Gela – allegedly because an eagle dropped a tortoise on his bald pate, thinking it was a good rock to crack open the tortoise’s shell on!</p><p>This link references the story – or myth:</p><p><a href="http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=cS6JV4Z27DoC&amp;pg=PA30&amp;lpg=PA30&amp;dq=gela+sicily+actors+pilgrimage&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=f2vwSd4jF5&amp;sig=rCJXZpvpVEXGk5u_pZpdW4Paarw&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=gJHFTOHXLNHPjAe6ptS5BQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=2&amp;ved=0CBkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false&quot; rel="nofollow">http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=cS6JV4Z27DoC&amp;pg=PA30&amp;lpg=PA30&amp;dq=gela+sicily+actors+pilgrimage&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=f2vwSd4jF5&amp;sig=rCJXZpvpVEXGk5u_pZpdW4Paarw&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=gJHFTOHXLNHPjAe6ptS5BQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=2&amp;ved=0CBkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</a></p><p><br>Thanks, Phil </p>

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