Four Tragedies

Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384418X

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Meineck and Woodruff's new translations of these plays combine accuracy with concision, clarity, and powerful speech. Each translation includes foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek. The Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, plots and major characters of each play, and major critical interpretations of the plays.

Moral Awareness in Greek Tragedy

Author: Stuart Lawrence

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199659761

Category: History

Page: 335

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Lawrence's volume provides a detailed discussion and analyses of the moral awareness of major characters in Greek tragedy, focusing particularly on the characters' recognition of moral issues and crises, their ability to reflect on them, and their consciousness of doing so. Beginning with a definition of morality and examining the implications of analysing the moral performance of fictional characters, Lawrence considers concepts of the self and the problem of autonomy and personal responsibility in the context of divine intervention, which is a crucial feature of the genre. The volume then moves on to the individual plays (Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes and Oresteia; Sophocles' Ajax, Trachiniae, Oedipus Tyrannus, Electra, and Philoctetes; and Euripides' Medea, Hecuba, Hippolytus, Heracles, Electra, and Bacchae), focusing in each case on a crisis or crises faced by a major character and examining the background which led to it. Lawrence then considers the individual character's moral response and relates it to the critical issues formulated in the volume's opening discussions. The book will be important to any student of Classical Studies and those in Philosophy or Literature interested in a theoretical discussion of the morality of literary characters.

Ten Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451527004

Category: Fiction

Page: 578

View: 7954

Presents fresh translations of ten immortal plays in verse by the ancient Greek dramatist, including "Electra," "Medea," and "The Trojan Women," accompanied by scene headings, stage directions, introductions, and a glossary of people, gods, and places. Original.

Greek Tragedy

Author: Aeschylus,Euripides,Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961716

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 9542

Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.


The Trojan Women ; Andromache

Author: Euripides,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198150930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

View: 4213

'The translation is clear and accessible, and the introduction is informative and useful as it covers a number of topics relevant to understanding Euripides as a playwright and the historical circumstances in which he wrote' -Choice 'Morwood's versions make available, in all, eleven plays in a prose style that will appeal to readers looking for solidly dependable, dignified, and helpfully annotated renderings' -Greece andamp; RomeThis is the final in a series of three volumes of a new prose translation of Euripides' most popular plays. In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets.

Aristophanes 1

Clouds, Wasps, Birds

Author: Aristophanes,Peter Meineck

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203600

Category: Drama

Page: 480

View: 7523

Presents translations of three satirical plays along with information on staging, history, religious practice, myths, and issues raised by each play.


Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 56

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The Electra Plays

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384113X

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 7744

Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Euripides: Electra; Sophocles: Electra

Radical Revelation

Author: Balázs M. Mezei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567677796

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6659

This volume offers a practical and innovative interpretation of divine revelation, from a philosophical-theological perspective. Balázs M. Mezei outlines the most important presuppositions of our notion of divine revelation in a historic and semantic setting, as well as elaborating upon the methodology of model analysis. He then introduces and analyses the notion of self-revelation as the most important modern understanding of divine revelation; and presents the notion of "apocalyptic personhood†? as a corollary of radical personhood, which is further developed into apocalyptic phenomenology. Mezei further examines the remarkable development of some of the most important notions in the history of Christianity, along with the homogenous infrastructure of these notions in the very essence of the religion: the doctrine of Trinity. Covering aspects of revelation from semantics to historical and cognitive origins, and engaging with a wide variety of texts – including Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Joseph Ratzinger – Mezei makes a strong and clear statement when explaining what the radical revelation is, how it can be understood and its overall importance.

Four Plays - Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532894046


Page: 162

View: 7416

Euripides is known in literature & fiction circles as a Greek tragedian of classical Athens. Euripides is one of the few whose dramas & plays have survived. Ancient & medieval scholars have attributed 95 dramas & plays to Euripides, of which 19 are known to have survived more or less complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama & plays down to modern times. He was unique among the writers of ancient & medieval Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. This anthology volume of Euripides includes Four Dramas & Plays; Medea a Greek tragedy, Hippolytus a Greek tragedy, Heracles a Greek Tragedy, and Bacchae a Greek tragedy which was posthumously produced.

The tragedies of Sophocles

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Bristol Phoenix Press, Univ of Exeter


Category: Drama

Page: 134

View: 7738

This volume provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles' seven plays:Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes,andOedipus at Colonus.Including a critical essay which surveys modern approaches to Greek tragedy and a coda spotlighting key moments in the reception of each work,The Tragedies of Sophoclesfocuses on the dramatic power of the tragedy and the challenges with which it confronts an audience. James Morwood refuses to confine the plays to a supposedly Sophoclean template, instead portraying them as seven unique works, united only by the fact that they are all major masterpieces. Using contemporary and historical reception studies of works such as Seamus Heaney'sThe Cure at Troy, Pier Paolo Pasolini'sEdipo Re,and Hugo von Hofmannstahl's operaElektra, this is the first modern introduction to Sophocles that fully tackles modern staging and retellings of his plays. Intended for students of classics at the college level and above, this volume is also a thrillingly modern read for the general reader who seeks the definitive introduction to Sophocles, his work, and his enduring legacy.

Five Comedies

Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe

Author: Plautus,Terence,Deena Berg,Douglass Parker

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203624

Category: Drama

Page: 424

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"This is a book worthy of high praise... All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one's lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering Diphilius' play called Synapothnescontes as Three's a Shroud... Students in schools and colleges will benefit from short introductions to each play, to Roman stage conventions, to different types of Greek and Roman comedy, and there is a note on staging, with a diagram illustrating a typical Roman stage and further diagrams of the basic set for each play. The translators have paid more attention to stage directions than is usually given in translations, because they aim to show how these plays worked.

Anthology of Classical Myth

Primary Sources in Translation

Author: Stephen M. Trzaskoma,R. Scott Smith,Stephen Brunet

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624664997

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 680

View: 3793

This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.


Lysistrata ; Clouds

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 9780941051583

Category: Drama

Page: 235

View: 1001

This translated compilation by noted scholar and translator Jeffrey Henderson, collects three of Aristophanes' greatest and most popular plays: Acharnians, Clouds, and Lysistrata. Complete with introductions and notes, this single volume collection is sure to be a valuable addition to any classroom or collection. The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to providing modern students with the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions to provide access to contemporary thought.


Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

Author: Peter Meineck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315466562


Page: N.A

View: 1661

Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a new approach to understanding how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural, and political force, inspiring and being influenced by revolutionary developments in political engagement and citizen discourse. Key performative elements of Greek theatre are analyzed from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as embodied, live, enacted events, with new approaches to narrative, space, masks, movement, music, words, emotions, and empathy. This groundbreaking study combines research from the fields of the affective sciences - the study of human emotions - including cognitive theory, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, and cognitive archaeology, with classical, theatre, and performance studies. This book revisits what Plato found so unsettling about drama - its ability to produce a theatrocracy, a "government" of spectators - and argues that this was not a negative but an essential element of Athenian theatre. It shows that Athenian drama provided a place of alterity where audiences were exposed to different viewpoints and radical perspectives. This perspective was, and is, vital in a freethinking democratic society where people are expected to vote on matters of state. In order to achieve this goal, the theatre offered a dissociative and absorbing experience that enhanced emotionality, deepened understanding, and promoted empathy. There was, and still is, an urgent imperative for theatre.

Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

Writings from the Pre-Qin Period Through the Song Dynasty

Author: Robin Wang

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206519

Category: History

Page: 449

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This rich collection of writings--many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time--provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years. From the earliest oracle bone inscriptions of the Pre-Qin period through the poems and stories of the Song Dynasty, these works shed light on Chinese images of women and their roles in society in terms of such topics as human nature, cosmology, gender, and virtue.

If Not, Winter

Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307556980

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 6601

Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho’s fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electric—or, to use Sappho’s words, as “thin fire . . . racing under skin.” By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greek drama

Page: 442

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Author: Sophocles,Malcolm Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Drama

Page: 289

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Sophocles' Trachiniae has traditionally been his least popular play, but it is now generally agreed that its tragic vision of life is perfectly compatible with that of his other dramas. The introduction to this important new commentary deals with the play's merits, the question of its unity, its treatment of the hero Heracles, the story's pre-Sophoclean tradition, and the evidence of contemporary art. Much of the commentary itself is devoted to textual problems that arise from the frequently corrupt and uncertain text, as well as wider issues of interpretation.

The Greek Tragedies of Euripides

The Complete Greek Tragedies of Euripides

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542452441


Page: 532

View: 890

The Greek Tragedies of Euripides 19 Complete Greek Tragedies of Euripides Greek tragedy is a form of theatre from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor. It reached its most significant form in Athens in the 5th century BC, the works of which are sometimes called Attic tragedy. Greek tragedy is an extension of the ancient rites carried out in honor of Dionysus, and it heavily influenced the theatre of Ancient Rome and the Renaissance. Tragic plots were most often based upon myths from the oral traditions of archaic epics. In tragic theatre, however, these narratives were presented by actors. The most acclaimed Greek tragedians are Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Euripides; c. 480 - c. 406 BC, was a tragedian of classical Athens. He is one of the few whose plays have survived, with the others being Aeschylus, Sophocles, and potentially Euphorion. Some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but according to the Suda it was 92 at most. Of these, 18 or 19 have survived more or less complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds) and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. CONTENTS Alcestis Andromache The Bacchantes The Cyclops Electra Hecuba Helen The Heracleidae Heracles Hippolytus Ion Iphigenia at Aulis Iphigenia in Tauris Medea Orestes The Phoenissae Rhesus The Suppliants The Trojan Women