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Jodrell, Richard Paul

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Classical Studies. 735 words.

Jodrell, Richard Paul (1745–1831), classical scholar and playwright, was born on 13 November 1745, the eldest of three sons of Paul Jodrell (1715?–1751), of St Andrew's parish, Holborn, and...

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Morell, Thomas

Ruth Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Classical Studies. 1590 words.

Morell, Thomas (1703–1784), classical scholar and librettist, was born on 18 March 1703 at Eton, Buckinghamshire, the eldest child of the two sons and two daughters of Thomas Morell (d. in...

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Seven against Thebes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

Myth, and play by Aeschylus. Oedipus' curse upon his sons Eteocles (‘True Glory’) and Polynices (‘Much Strife’) results in their dispute over the throne of Thebes and in Polynices calling...

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