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The tangled ways of Zeus : and other studies in and around Greek tragedy

Author: Alan H Sommerstein
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of studies written over the last twenty years by the distinguished classicist Alan Sommerstein about various aspects of ancient Greek tragedy (and, in some cases, other related genres).  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Sommerstein
ISBN: 9780199568314 0199568316
OCLC Number: 768088772
Notes: Bibliografi: s.[288]-305
Description: viii, 342 s
Contents: Introduction; 1. The titles of Greek dramas; 2. Violence in Greek drama; 3. Adolescence, ephebeia, and Athenian drama; 4. Sherlockismus and the study of fragmentary tragedies; 5. The seniority of Polyneikes in Aeschylus' Seven; 6. The beginning and the end of Aeschylus' Danaid trilogy; 7. The theatre audience, the Demos, and the Suppliants of Aeschylus; 8. Sleeping safe in our beds: stasis, assassination, and the Oresteia; 9. The tangled ways of Zeus; 10. The omen of Aulis or the omen of Argos?; 11. Pathos and mathos before Zeus; 12. Oresteia Act II: two misconceptions; 13. Aeschylus' epitaph; 14. Dearest Haimon; 15. 'They all knew how it was going to end': tragedy, myth, and the spectator; 16. Alternative scenarios in Sophocles' Electra; 17. Sophocles' Palamedes and Nauplius plays: no trilogy here; 18. 'The rugged Pyrrhus': the son of Achilles in tragedy; 19. What ought the Thebans to have done?
Responsibility: Alan H. Sommerstein

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