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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Named Person:||Aesculapius, (Roman deity); Asklepios, (Greek deity)|
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|Description:||xiv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue; 1. Introduction; 2. Death, myth and drama before the Plague; 3. Materials I: the language of disease in tragedy; 4. Plague, cult and drama: Euripides' Hippolytus; 5. Oedipus and the Plague; 6. Trachiniae and the Plague; 7. Materials II: the cult of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus; 8. Disease and stasis in Euripidean drama: tragic pharmacology on the south slope of the Acropolis; 9. The Athenian Asklepieion and the end of Philoctetes; 10. Conclusions and afterthoughts.|
This is clearly a book that could only be written by a seasoned scholar who has spent a great deal of time with Greek tragedy. Its observations are so wide-ranging and comprehensive, the connections
- Aesculapius (Greek deity) -- Cult.
- Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
- Greek drama (Tragedy) -- Themes, motives -- History.
- Literature and society -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
- Drama -- Social aspects -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
- Plague in literature.
- Aesculapius -- (Roman deity)
- Asklepios -- (Greek deity)
- Drama -- Social aspects.
- Greek drama (Tragedy)
- Greek drama (Tragedy) -- Themes, motives.
- Literature and society.
- Greece -- Athens.