Greek Tragedy: Themes and Contexts

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 6, 2016 - Drama - 144 pages
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The latest volume in the Classical World series, this book offers a much-needed up-to-date introduction to Greek tragedy, and covers the most important thematic topics studied at school or university level. After a brief analysis of the genre and main figures, it focuses on the broader questions of what defines tragedy, what its particular preoccupations are, and what makes these texts so widely studied and performed more than 2,000 years after they were written. As such, the book will be of interest to students taking broad courses on Greek tragedy, while also being suitable for the general reader who wants an overview of the subject.

All passages of tragedy discussed are translated by the author and supplementary information includes a chronology of all the surviving tragedies, a glossary, and guidance on further reading.
 

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Contents

1 Tragedy as a Genre
1
2 Aeschylus Sophocles and Euripides
13
3 Myth
25
4 Heroes
39
5 The Gods
53
6 Contemporary Thought
67
7 Gender and the Family
83
8 The Chorus
97
Chronology
113
Glossary of Greek and Technical Terms Used
117
Suggestions for Further Reading
119
Index
123
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About the author (2016)

Laura Swift is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University, UK. Her books include The Hidden Chorus (2010) and Euripides: Ion (Bloomsbury 2008).

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