Ides of March by
Caesar: Historical Background
Ides of March is the story behind the assassination
of Julius Caesar. This site features excellent images of
Caesar and a detailed chronology of his life. Note, especially,
the information from 60 B.C. onward.
in American History: Edith Hamilton
site offers an informative biography of Edith Hamilton,
author of Mythology and other works on the ancient
Greeks and Romans. The biography notes that Hamilton was
made an honorary citizen of Athens "in recognition
of her devotion to the ancient ideals of that city."
to this site to learn about Aristophanes’ work and ideas.
Click Euripides and Aeschylus to find out
more about the playwrights who are the subject of the controversy
in The Frogs.
Aristophanes and the Old Comedy
her book The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton discusses
Aristophanes and his impact on Greek theatre. This site
contains an excerpt from that book. Note her parting barb
that sums up Aristophanes’ humor so well.
the Walls of Troy by
describes the Trojan War from the viewpoint of both Helen
and Cassandra in his novel Inside the Walls of Troy.
Who was Helen of Troy and why did a war start over her?
Read this brief, informative account of the myth surrounding
Helen of Troy.
more about the other pivotal character in Inside the
Walls of Troy—the prophetess Cassandra. Cassandra had
an uncanny ability to see the future, but few appreciated
her vision. Visit this site to learn more about the Greek
seer and why so few believed in her gift.