Persephone's Nightmare

  • Clayton Miles Lehmann University of South Dakota
Keywords: Nikos Gatsos, Persephone, Eleusis, environmental degradation



      Translation of a poem by Nikos Gatsos that sets modern Greek environmental issues against Greek mythology: Eleusis is the setting for the most important ancient shrine of Demeter and Persephone, goddesses associated with Earth’s fertility, and a modern industrial wasteland.



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Author Biography

Clayton Miles Lehmann, University of South Dakota

Clayton Miles Lehmann is a professor of History at the University of South Dakota. His research focuses on ancient history, archaeology, and epigraphy; and on classical reception.