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Tragedy, ritual, and money in ancient Greece : selected essays

Author: Richard Seaford
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Seaford is one of the most original and provocative classicists of his age. This volume brings together a wide range of papers written with a single focus. Several are pioneering explorations of the tragic evocation and representation of rites of passage: mystic initiation, the wedding, and death ritual. Two papers focus on the shaping power of mystic initiation in two famous passages in the New Testament.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Seaford
ISBN: 9781107171718 1107171717
OCLC Number: 1035365790
Description: xii, 486 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword ; PART I TRAGEDY: GENERAL. 1 Homeric and Tragic Sacriice ; 2 Dionysos as Destroyer of the Household: Homer, Tragedy and the Polis ; 3 Dionysos, Money and Drama ; 4 Tragic Money ; 5 Tragic Tyranny ; 6 Aeschylus and the Unity of Opposites ; PART II PERFORMANCE AND THE MYSTERIES. The {u2018}Hyporchema{u2019} of Pratinas ; 8 The Politics of the Mystic Chorus ; 9 Immortality, Salvation and the Elements ; 10 Sophocles and the Mysteries ; PART III TRAGEDY AND DEATH RITUAL. 11 The Last Bath of Agamemnon ; 12 The Destruction of Limits in Sophocles{u2019} Electra ; PART IV TRAGEDY AND MARRIAGE. 13 The Tragic Wedding ; 14 The Structural Problems of Marriage in Euripides ; PART V NEW TESTAMENT. 15 Corinthians 13.12: {u2018}through a Glass Darkly{u2019} ; 16 Thunder, Lightning and Earthquake in the Bacchae and the Acts of the Apostles ; PART VI THE INNER SELF. 17 Monetisation and the Genesis of the Western Subject ; 18 The Fluttering Soul ; PART VII INDIA AND GREECE. 19 Why Did the Greeks Not Have Karma? ; PART VIII MONEY AND MODERNITY. 20 Form and Money in Wagner{u2019}s Ring and Aeschylean Tragedy ; 21 World Without Limits.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Richard Seaford, University of Exeter ; edited with a foreword by Robert Bostock, University of New England, Australia.

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Brings together a wide range of papers written with a single vision. Greek tragedy, the New Testament, representations of the inner self, Greek and Indian philosophy, Wagner: these seemingly  Read more...

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