Helen Buttel is a writer who lives in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. in drama from Temple University and taught literature, drama and film at Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) from 1961 to 1989, retiring as an associate professor.
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Aeschylus’s ‘The Eumenides’ at the Penn Museum
A hot time in the old tomb
In The Eumenides, Aeschylus first captured that moment when pre-literate Greeks first turned away from revenge and looked instead to the goddess Athena for wisdom, justice and reason. It’s not a bad recipe for our present age of fear and anger.