It's a three-day gathering designed to help military personnel — from enlisted men and women to generals — deal with war's emotional toll.
Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, who runs the Pentagon division behind the conference, says that despite the graphic horrors depicted in Sophocles' tragedies, today's warriors can find comfort in them.
The plays can reassure a soldier, she says, "that I am not alone, that I am not going crazy, that I am joined by the ages of warriors and their loved ones who've gone before me, and who have done what most in society have no idea our warriors do."
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sophocles, Soldiers, PTSD
Heard In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors on NPR this evening: