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The devices of Greek tragedies will not help us

The devices of Greek tragedies will not help us

By Christos P Panayiotides In classical Greek tragedies, deus ex machina was a divinity appearing on the scene at the end of the play (descending from a wooden crane – the machina) to provide a solution to the deadlock that the play had been led into. Metaphorically, deus ex machina is the unexpected saviour. Unfortunately,

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