In classical Greek theater, a tragic trilogy was often followed by a “satyr play” on the same subject for comic relief. Such a play accompanied the Oresteia by Aeschylus, but, alas, it has not survived.
However, when the BBC did a television version of the Oresteia in 1979, called The Serpent Son, they had two modern writers fill this gap. The result was Of Mycenae and Men.
Actually, I would also like to see The Serpent Son. Diana Rigg played Klytemnestra!
From Whose Christmas Is It Anyway?
….during the last years of paganism, the cult of Sol remained so popular that the Church Fathers could only neutralize its celebration on the [traditional] winter solstice of December 25th by setting the birthday of Christ on that very same day. In other words, they snatched the day and, sooner rather than later, Christ trumped Sol.
This view is now almost universally accepted; but is it true?
….as seen by each other
From The Academia Food Chain
Not much has changed since my grad school days.
A family tree.
From the TCLUG mailing list.
Correlation may not imply causation, but it sure can help us insinuate it.
Fun graphs at Correlation or Causation?
From Ann Althouse.