I finished Origins and Form of Early Greek Tragedy on the weekend. It was fun – I really enjoyed it. He’s quite convincing, about tragedy not actually starting from satyr plays and Dionysus, but rather developing through Solon’s ideas (that bit I’m not entirely convinced about, not least because I don’t actually know enough about the time or the man), and Athens’ experiences in the Persian Wars, etc. What I really need to know now is why people today don’t take any notice, apparently, of what the dude said – this was published in the 1960s, and yet to this day it’s said that tragedy started from the “goat-songs” of Dionysus. So did someone write a rebuttal? Or has it just been ignored? Very curious… I might have to ask some people.
Movies/TV of 2017
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix 2016) * Ascension * The Sum of All Fears * A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) * The Italian Job (2003) * Serlock Holmes (movie)* Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows * Arq * Arrival (rewatch) * The Expendables 2 (rewatch) * Like Water for Chocolate * Gone in Sixty Seconds (rewatch) * Master and Commander (rewatch) * Gladiator (rewatch) * Spy Game (rewatch) * Logan * Iris * Robin Hood (2010) * The Abyss (rewatch) * Hidden Figures * The Martian (rewatch) * Under Siege (rewatch) * Last Cab to Darwin * Person of Interest (season 2) * Escape Plan (rewatch) * Person of Interest (season 3) * Person of Interest (season 4) * Chef’s Table (season 1) * Person of Interest (season 5) * Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise * Moana * Doctor Strange * Arrival (rewatch) * For the Love of Spock * Rogue One (rewatch) * Mad Max: Fury Road (rewatch) * Ghostbusters (2016) (rewatch) * Sahara (rewatch) * Wonder Woman * The Blacklist (season 1) * The Blacklist (season 2) * The Mummy (rewatch) * Agents of SHIELD (season whatever we’re up to) *