In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors Were the tragedies of Sophocles written for soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder? The artists behind The Philoctetes Project think so — and they argue that the millennia-old plays can help today's veterans cope.
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In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors

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In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors

In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors

In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors

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Warrior wife: Elizabeth Marvel as Tecmessa, wife of the troubled soldier Ajax in Sophocles' play. John W. Poole, NPR hide caption

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Warrior wife: Elizabeth Marvel as Tecmessa, wife of the troubled soldier Ajax in Sophocles' play.

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Left behind: Paul Giamatti performs as the abandoned soldier Philoctetes in Sophocles' play of the same name. John W. Poole, NPR hide caption

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Left behind: Paul Giamatti performs as the abandoned soldier Philoctetes in Sophocles' play of the same name.

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Video: From Sophocles' 'Ajax'