Oxford Readings in Greek Tragedy

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 453

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Greek tragedy, the fountainhead of all western drama, is widely read by students in a variety of disciplines. Segal here presents twenty-nine of the finest modern essays on the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. All Greek has been translated, but the original footnotes have been retained. Contributors include Anne Burnett, E.R. Dodds, Bernard M.W. Knox, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Karl Reinhardt, Jacqueline de Romilly, Bruno Snell, Jean-Pierre Vernant and Cedric Whitman.
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Oxford Readings in Aeschylus

Author: Michael Lloyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199265244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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This book is an anthology of thirteen of the most important articles published on Aeschylus in the last fifty years. It gives roughly equal coverage to the seven surviving plays, and there is also a chapter which places them in the context of Aeschylus' work as a whole. Three articles have been translated into English for the first time, and others have a fresh foreword or postscript by the author. Greek quotations have been translated for the benefit of those reading the plays inEnglish. The editor has supplied a substantial introduction and an index.
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Oxford Readings in Aristophanes

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Aristophanes is the only author of Greek Attic comedy whose work survives in any form beyond fragments. His eleven surviving comedies reflect the spirit of Athens in the golden age and its unique freedom of speech. This anthology brings together all the most important contributions to the study of Aristophanes; it addresses a range of subjects from the classic question of Aristophanes' relationship to contemporary politics to more modern issues such as performance context, the interaction between fifth century comedy and tragedy, and gender
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Hope in ancient literature, history, and art

Ancient Emotions I

Author: George Kazantzidis,Dimos Spatharas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110598256

Category: History

Page: 407

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Although ancient hope has attracted much scholarly attention in the past, this is the first book-length discussion of the topic. The introduction offers a systematic discussion of the semantics of Greek elpis and Latin spes and addresses the difficult question of whether hope -ancient and modern- is an emotion. On the other hand, the 16 contributions deal with specific aspects of hope in Greek and Latin literature, history and art, including Pindar's poetry, Greek tragedy, Thucydides, Virgil's epic and Tacitus' Historiae. The volume also explores from a historical perspective the hopes of slaves in antiquity, the importance of hope for the enhancement of stereotypes about the barbarians, and the depiction of hope in visual culture, providing thereby a useful tool not only for classicist but also for philosophers, cultural historians and political scientists.
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Gods in Euripides

Author: Joan Josep Mussarra Roca

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 382336958X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Euripides and the Boundaries of the Human

Author: Mark Ringer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498518443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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Euripides and the Boundaries of the Human offers the first single-volume detailed reading of the nineteen canonical Euripidean plays in nearly fifty years. The dramas are examined not only in their diversity but also for the themes and ideas that bind them together as the work of a single remarkable playwright.
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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

Author: George Boys-Stones,Barbara Graziosi,Phiroze Vasunia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199286140

Category: Art

Page: 889

View: 1869

A collection of some seventy original articles which explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
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Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel

Author: S. J. Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198721741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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"Those articles in the collection which concern Petronius' Satyrica include a general interpretation of this fragmentary and problematic text, an exploration of its narrative technique, its relationship to Menippean satire and to recently discovered Greek novel papyri, and the issue of its realism."--BOOK JACKET. "On Apuleius' Metamorphoses, the collection includes pieces on narrative and ideological unity, an exploration of its narrative technique, its relationship to religion and Platonism, to epic and to the Greek ass stories, and to historical realism."--Jacket.
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Euripides

Iphigenia at Aulis

Author: Pantelis Michelakis

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

ISBN: 9780715629949

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Iphigenia at Aulis dramatises the myth of Iphigenia, the young virgin sacrificed by her father Agamemnon at the start of the expedition against Troy. Produced at the end of the Peloponnesian war, it explores the breakdown of social norms which turns Greeks against Greeks, men against women, and condemns young brides to death. Pantelis Michelakis examines the mythological, socio-political and institutional context, the main themes and major issues in modern criticism, and ends with an outline of performance history and reception.
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Wiener Studien

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Seneca als Theologe

Studien zum Verhältnis von Philosophie und Tragödiendichtung

Author: Susanna E. Fischer

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110202601

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Biographical note: Susanna E. Fischer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
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Die Musik nach dem Chaos

der Schöpfungsmythos der europäischen Vorzeit

Author: Michael Janda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Creation

Page: 409

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Euripides: Suppliant Women

Author: Ian C. Storey

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

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Euripides' "Suppliant Women" is an unfairly neglected master work by the most controversial of the three great tragedians of Ancient Greece. It dramatises the story of one of the proudest moments in Athenian mythical history: the intervention of Theseus in support of international law to force the burial of the Argives who were killed during their attack on Thebes. But Euripides adds new characters to the story and presents the myth in a different and sometimes ambiguous light. A sense of uncertainty and undercutting pervades this play, which dramatises the sufferings of the innocent in war and then at the end foretells more war. As well as presenting a scene-by-scene analysis, this book will discuss the date and background of the play, whether people and events from contemporary Athens can be glimpsed in the drama; the problems of staging, and finally the story in later tradition.
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Gymnasium

Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Euripides: Bacchae

Author: Sophie Mills

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715634301

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 7403

Accessible introductions to ancient tragedies discuss the main themes of a play and the central developments in modern criticism, while also addressing the play's historical context and the history of its performance and adaptation. References to Dionysus in popular culture focus on the god as the incarnation of wild and decadent behaviour, by which humans are intrigued and appalled. The god as he is portrayed in "Euripides' Bacchae" is, however, more complex, paradoxically transcending straightforward notions of the Dionysiac. "Euripides' Dionysus" blurs the dividing line between many of the fundamental categories of ancient Greek life - male and female, Greek and barbarian, divine and human. This book explores his place in Athenian religion, what Euripides makes of him in the play, and the views of later writers and scholars.
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Euripides

Ion

Author: Laura Swift

Publisher: Duckworth Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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A literary interpretation of Euripides Ion, combining a detailed study of the play s main themes with a consideration of its cultural contexts.
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Logos Into Mythos

The Case of Gorgias' Encomium of Helen

Author: Soteroula Constantinidou

Publisher: Kardamitsa Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 9873

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Hecuba

Author: Euripides,Robin Mitchell-Boyask

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 9781585101481

Category: Drama

Page: 111

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English translation of Euripides' tragedy of the former queen, Hecuba's grief over the death of her children at the fall of Troy, and the revenge she takes. Includes an introduction on Euripides and ancient theater, an interpretive essay on the play, and bibliography.
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A Vehicle for Performance

Acting the Messenger in Greek Tragedy

Author: N.A

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761843559

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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"Just as naturally happens with actors in tragedies where he who wears the mask of a messenger or servant gains glory and takes the lead while he who bears the crown and sceptre is not listened to when he speaks " Plutarch This book investigates the transformation of the Tragic Messenger, traditionally a minor supporting character in Greek drama who brought news from off stage, into one of the leading acting roles in ancient drama. It examines the features of Messenger speeches which made them attractive acting roles, reviews the Tragic Messenger in vase paintings, and analyzes the distribution of acting roles in the extant fifth-century tragedies. The technique of masked actors playing multiple roles in the same drama permitted 'metatheatrical' linkages between these acting roles. When these linkages involved Euripides' very vivid Messenger speeches, they allowed the Tragic Messenger to become an indispensable and stereotypical part of the drama. This was not only important in the development of the tragic genre itself, but may also have led to the stock role of the Running Slave in comedy."
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