Suggested Reading: Any good translation of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.
Dr. Somkin will be using the Richmond Lattimore translation in class.
After a long career in medicine, Steven Somkin returned to his two real loves, writing and the Ancient Greeks (his B.A. was in
philosophy with a particular emphasis on Plato). An award-winning playwright, he has written 15 full length and a dozen shorter
plays, many produced in New York City and the Berkshires, and two of which have been published. He is a co-founder and
current leader of The Greek Geeks, a group devoted to Ancient Greek theater, and he is a docent in paleontology at the American
Museum of Natural History.