I am listening to The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition
Professor Robinson spends a whole lesson on the Greek Tragic Theatre, which he knows very well. He has added a new word to my vocabulary – chthonic. A world very difficult to pronounce – because the ch sound is followed by the th sound. Understanding what means is difficult also – but after listing to him twice, I almost understand what is means – at a gut level.
Medea is an example of the primitive female (capable of great good and great harm) in literature, including Shakespeare.