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Matricide in Manhattan: The Libation Bearers

This April, the Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama group staged Aeschylus’ The Libation Bearers in Greek, part two of the Oresteia trilogy. The group has performed a classical drama in the original language every Spring since 1977. They put the translation in supertitles. Last year they put on Seneca’s Thyestes in Latin. The cast and crew consists mainly of classicists from Barnard and Columbia, including undergrads.

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To Frat or Not to Frat

Belonging to a close-knit group in the Greek life world means experiencing both the advantages of community, friendship and teamwork, and the commitments that they all entail. In order to assist with that eventual choice, here are some of the pros and cons regarding membership in the Greco-parties on Grounds.

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Europe’s Tyranny and Theft in Cyprus

“In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit up to 9.9 percent of their deposits in return for a €10-billion ($13-billion) bailout to the island, financially crippled by its exposure to neighbouring Greece.” Reuters In recent years, Cypriot banks have become an alleged haven for foreign, primarily Russian, deposits. The assets in these banks at one point reached eight times the divided island’s annual production value (known as GDP). So last July when…

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