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 Posted: Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 06:51 pm
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Quick--with seven attackers, seven defenders, and seven gates, what are the odds that the two brothers will confront one another at the seventh gate? In this talk at Samford University, not only will I answer this, but I'll also work out all the possible arrangements of attackers and defenders in Aeschylus' classic play SEVEN AGAINST THEBES.
If you're interested in chance, uncertainty, and the impact of highly improbable events in life and literature, click and read the link. You'll be blown away by Aeschylus' dramatic technique in how he suppresses the fated event from happening so that when it happens, the audience lies dumbstruck. The odds are truly astounding.
https://melpomeneswork.com/aeschylus-seven-against-thebes-probability-and-a-new-theory-of-tragedy/