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Why Athens? : a reappraisal of tragic politics

Author: D M Carter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This collection of essays reconsiders Greek tragedy as a reflection of Athenian political culture. The contributors explore the Athenianness of tragedy as the polyphonic discourse of tragedy; the presentation of Athens in some plays; tragedy as an Athenian form of choral performance and how family matters are presented.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D M Carter
ISBN: 9780199562329 0199562326 9780191724978 0191724971
OCLC Number: 729550706
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ; I. CONTEXT ; 1. The glue of democracy? Tragedy, structure and finance ; 2. Plato, drama, and rhetoric ; 3. Nothing to do with Athens? Tragedians at the courts of tyrants ; Response ; II. DISCOURSE ; 4. Athenian tragedy as democratic discourse ; 5. Euripidean euboulia and the problem of 'tragic politics' ; 6. 'Possessing an unbridled tongue': frank speech and speaking back in Euripides' Orestes ; Response ; III. FAMILIES ; 7. Extended families, marriage, and inter-city relations in (later) Athenian tragedy: Dynasts II ; 8. Inheritance and the Athenian nature of Sophoclean tragedy ; Response ; IV. CHORUSES ; 9. Choroi achoroi: the Athenian politics of tragic choral identity ; 10. Pity and panhellenic politics: choral emotion in Euripides' Hecuba and Trojan Women ; Response ; V. SUPPLIANTS ; 11. Supplication and empire in Athenian tragedy ; 12. Athens in Euripides' Suppliants: ritual, politics, and theatre ; Response ; VI. ATHENS AND GREECE ; 13. The panhellenism of Athenian tragedy ; 14. Hellenicity in later Euripidean tragedy ; Response
Responsibility: edited by D.M. Carter.

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