Greek tragedy : an introduction /

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Main Author: Zimmermann, Bernhard.
Format: Book
Language:English
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • Canonization and Survival
  • Tragedy and Cult--Tragedy and the Polis--Theatrical Conditions
  • Structure, Meter, and Music
  • Chorus and Dramatic Action
  • II. Aeschylus
  • Life and Works
  • History as Myth: Persians
  • Seven against Thebes
  • Suppliants
  • The Oresteia
  • Politics and Aeschylean Tragedy
  • III. Sophocles
  • Life and Works
  • The Hero and His Environment: Ajax--Trachinian Women
  • Antigone
  • The Oedipus Plays: Oedipus the King--Oedipus at Colonus
  • Electra
  • Philoctetes
  • The Heroic Personality and the Problem of Human Knowledge
  • IV. Euripides
  • Life and Works
  • Three Women: Alcestis, Medea, and Phaedra
  • The Cruelty of the Gods and the Triumph of Human Kindness: Heracles
  • The Hero as Common Citizen: Electra
  • The Transvaluation of Heroism and the Loss of Humanity: Phoenician Women--Orestes--Iphigeneia at Aulis
  • War and Its Aftermath: Hecuba--Trojan Women
  • The Praise of Athens: Suppliant Women--Children of Heracles--Andromache
  • Palintonos Harmonia: Iphigeneia among the Taurians--Ion--Helen
  • Drama and Mystery: Bacchae
  • Appendix. Genealogical Trees
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Index

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