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- Ancient Greece : The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC.
- Tragedy : An unfortunate event or chain of events which leads to suffering, loss of life, or serious repercussions, often expressed as drama or literature but the term can describe real-life events
- Drama : A type of literature, especially plays, meant to be delivered in spoken performance on stage.
- Aeschylus : (525-456 BC) Greek tragedian, considered to be the father of Greek tragic drama; wrote Agamemnon and The Eumenides.
- Euripides : (484? - 406 BC) Greek tragic dramatist, one of the three great tragedians of ancient Greece; wrote The Bacchae, Electra, and The Trojan Women.
- Sophocles : (496? - 406 BC) One of the three great Greek tragedians; wrote Electra, Oedipus the King, and Antigone.
- Hero : Someone who hazards his life in a noble cause
- Oedipus : In Greek mythology, the son of Laios and Jocasta who — without knowing it — killed his father and married his mother, making a prophecy come true.
- Orestes : In Greek mythology, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.
- Ancient Rome : The most powerful empire of the ancient world.