By Justina Gregory

ISBN-10: 1405152052

ISBN-13: 9781405152051

The Blackwell significant other to Greek Tragedy presents readers with a primary grounding in Greek tragedy, and likewise introduces them to a number of the methodologies and the vigorous serious discussion that signify the examine of Greek tragedy this day.

Comprises 31 unique essays by means of a world solid of participants, together with up-and-coming in addition to exclusive senior scholars.
Pays consciousness to socio-political, textual, and function features of Greek tragedy
All old Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical phrases are defined as they appear.
Includes feedback for extra examining on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a beneficiant and informative mixed bibliography.

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I here analyze much of the primary ancient evidence with a minimum of doxographical detail, referring to influential studies written or available in English where further bibliographical guidance can be found. We must evaluate as best we can what evidence we have for the origins of tragedy before hazarding any conclusions about its religious or ritual nature; this may seem obvious, but the assumption that tragedy is by origin a religious phenomenon is so common and ingrained that the question is often begged.

At the very end of Euripides’ play, for example, Apollo suddenly appears not only to order Orestes to go to Parrhasia and then to Athens (where he goes in Aeschylus’ trilogy), but also to whisk Helen off to the heavens and to arrange marriages between Pylades and Electra as well as between Orestes and Hermione (whom Orestes has just threatened to kill). There is no divine authorization of the Argive council or of human law, as in Aeschylus’ Eumenides, nor is there any sense of an old order being incorporated in the new.

The harsh treatment that the Athenians inflicted on Scione reflected the fear that Brasidas’ expedition had roused. As we have seen, on the occasion of the revolt in Lesbos, the Athenians had initially voted to kill all the men and sell the women and children into slavery, but on second thought recognized the savagery of their decision. By the eleventh year of the war, they were no longer so reasonable. 1). According to Ducrey (1968, 117–22), the fate of the Scioneans is the first sure example of such severe punishment inflicted by Athenians on a captured Greek city.

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