From the sands of Giza, to the shores of Lindisfarne, to the paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, heavy metal music has long engaged with a broad range of historical subjects. History offers artists a nostalgic escape from the present to a past that appeals to their beliefs, cultural traditions, and sense of self, while… Read more
Euripides (c. 480 – c. 406 BCE) is the Vincent Van Gogh of Greek literature. His innovative approaches to the art of Attic tragedy were little appreciated during his lifetime, and even mocked by comedians such as Aristophanes, and he earned few first-place victories in the tragic competitions at the Dionysia festival. However, it was… Read more
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