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Episode 2

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Writer Frederic Raphael explores some of classical myth and literature's couples, including Helen and Menelaus, Odysseus and Penelope, and Hector and Andromache.

Oscar-winning writer Frederic Raphael a new essay exploring some of couples who have become archetypes in classical myth and literature - including Odysseus and Penelope and Orpheus and Eurydice.

Frederic looks at the complex relationships between men and women in classical Greece - at Helen, Menelaus and prince Paris, and of the soldier Odysseus who went the distance to get his wife back.

He also re-examines the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and offers a new interpretation of that fatal look back.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jun 2010 23:00


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