10 Plays Setting & Symbolism

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Athens was the home of Euripides and a major Greek city state during this period.

Sparta was another major city-state in the time of Euripides. In his plays, Sparta is the home of Menelaus and Helen as well as Hermione. Sparta was the enemy of Athens and Euripides often portrays the Spartans as cruel and unthinking.

At the time of the Trojan War, Mycenae, led by king Agamemnon, was the most powerful city-state in the Greek world. Located near Sparta, both cities have traditionally had strong ties.

Troy was an important trading center in Asia Minor. At the time of the Trojan War, Troy was peopled by non-Greeks.

Thebes was another important city-state in ancient Greece and the site of many tragedies.

Located in northeastern Greece, Delphi was the home of the oracle of Apollo.

A staff with a kind of Pinecone on the end. Carried by Dionysus and followers...

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