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Heracles and Euripidean tragedy

Author: Thalia Papadopoulou
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a comprehensive reading of Heracles, examining it in the contexts of Euripidean dramaturgy, Greek drama and fifth-century Athenian society. It shows that the play, which raises profound questions on divinity and human values, deserves to have a prominent place in every discussion about Euripides and about Greek tragedy. Tracing some of Euripides' most spectacular writing in terms or emotional and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Named Person: Euripides.; Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Euripide.; Heracles, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thalia Papadopoulou
ISBN: 9780521851268 0521851262
OCLC Number: 60188194
Description: xi, 229 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Heracles in perspective --
1. Ritual and violence --
2. Madness and the gods --
3. Arete and the image of Athens --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: Thalia Papadopoulou.
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This book explores the complex questions about divinity and human values examined in Euripides' Heracles.  Read more...

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