Odysseas Elytis


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  • ''You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.''
    Odysseus Elytis (b. 1911), Greek poet, essayist. Quoted as epigraph to Roman Baczynski, Discontent and Liberal Opinion (1987). To Axion AstiIt Is Worthy (1959).
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SCENE ONE: Open-air court in the ancient city of Athens. The accused arrive
and proceed among curses and cries of Death! Death!

SCENE TWO: A jail in the same city, beneath the Acropolis, walls half-eaten by
dampness. On the ground, a miserly straw mat and in the corner,
an earthenware jar of water. On the outside wall, a shadow: the
guard.

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