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The agon in Euripides

Author: Michael Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a study of the agon, or formal debate, in Euripides' tragedies. In these scenes, two characters confront each other, sometimes before an arbitrator or judge, and make long speeches as if they were opponents in a lawcourt. An agon is to be found in most of Euripides' extant plays, and is often of crucial importance in representing the central conflict of the play. Many of Euripides' most characteristic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Named Person: Euripides; Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripide; Euripides.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lloyd
ISBN: 0198147783 9780198147787
OCLC Number: 24429971
Description: vii, 145 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Nature and Function of the Agon --
2. Rhetoric and Euripides' Agones --
3. Early Agones: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Andromache --
4. Electra --
5. Political Debates: Heraclidae, Supplices, Phoenissae --
6. Hecuba and Troades --
7. Orestes.
Responsibility: Michael Lloyd.
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The agon in classical tragedies is a type of formal debate, often reminiscent of the lawcourts, in which two characters debate central issues of the play. This study deals generally with formal  Read more...

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