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Aigisthos kills Agamemnon.

Aigisthos holds Agamemnon, covered by a diaphanous robe, by the hair while he stabs him with a sword. Apparently this illustration is inspired by the tradition followed in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, where the king is caught in a web before being killed. Klytaimnestra stands behind Aigisthos, urging him on, while Agamemnon’s daughter attempts to stop the murder (she is called Elektra in Aeschylus’ play). A handmaid flees to the far right. Athenian red-figure wine-mixing bowl, c. 500–450 BC. W. F. Warden Fund © Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 63.1246.

From Barry B. Powell’s new free verse translation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Greeks, greeks everywhere. And I love them :)

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Aigisthos kills Agamemnon.

Aigisthos holds Agamemnon, covered by a diaphanous robe, by the hair while he stabs him with a sword. Apparently this illustration is inspired by the tradition followed in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, where the king is caught in a web before being killed. Klytaimnestra stands behind Aigisthos, urging him on, while Agamemnon’s daughter attempts to stop the murder (she is called Elektra in Aeschylus’ play). A handmaid flees to the far right. Athenian red-figure wine-mixing bowl, c. 500–450 BC. W. F. Warden Fund © Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 63.1246.

From Barry B. Powell’s new free verse translation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Greeks, greeks everywhere. And I love them :)

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Night prayers (tarawih) are special prayers said during the month of Ramadan. After breaking the fast, Muslims gather together and pray the ‘isha (night prayer), then hold long prayers (composed of twenty or eight rakʿas). The Imam recites one part of the Qur’an every night and thus completes all the thirty parts during the Ramadan night prayers.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar, and Muslims around the world mark it by fasting. Read more about the Islamic calendar on Oxford Reference.
Image: Happy Ramadan by mohammad khedmati. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr.

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Night prayers (tarawih) are special prayers said during the month of Ramadan. After breaking the fast, Muslims gather together and pray the ‘isha (night prayer), then hold long prayers (composed of twenty or eight rakʿas). The Imam recites one part of the Qur’an every night and thus completes all the thirty parts during the Ramadan night prayers.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar, and Muslims around the world mark it by fasting. Read more about the Islamic calendar on Oxford Reference.

Image: Happy Ramadan by mohammad khedmati. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr.