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Greek Tragedy: Themes and Contexts

Swift, Laura (2016). Greek Tragedy: Themes and Contexts. Classical World. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/greek-tragedy-9781474...
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 Laura Swift
ISBN: 1-4742-3683-9, 978-1-4742-3683-6
Keywords: Greek tragedy; Greek drama; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; ancient world
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 47564
Depositing User: Laura Swift
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47564
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