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Under the sign of the shield : semiotics and Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes

Author: Froma I Zeitlin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2009.
Series: Greek studies: interdisciplinary approaches.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Esquilo.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Froma I Zeitlin
ISBN: 9780739125892 0739125893
OCLC Number: 955027792
Description: xix, 177 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 0 Foreword by Greg Nagy Chapter 2 Preface to the First Edition Chapter 3 Preface to the Second Edition Part 4 I Language, Structure, and the Son of Oedipus Chapter 5 1 Trilogy: Narrative, Time, and Repetitive Form Chapter 6 2 Genos: System of Finality/System of Language Chapter 7 3 Mythos-Polis/Genos: Autochthony/Incest Chapter 8 4 Hero: Structure, Sign, and Identity Chapter 9 5 Reading the Signs by the Rules of the Game Part 10 II The Shield Scene Chapter 11 6 Tydeus-Melanippos: 375-416 Chapter 12 7 Kapaneus-Polyphontes: 422-451 Chapter 13 8 Eteoklos-Megareus: 457-480 Chapter 14 9 Hippomedon-Hyperbios: 486-520 Chapter 15 10 Parthenopaios-Aktor: 526-562 Chapter 16 11 Amphiaraos-Lasthenes: 568-626 Chapter 17 12 Polyneikes-Eteokles: 631-685 Chapter 18 13 Aftermath Chapter 19 Appendix to Part II: The Opfertod Theory Part 20 III System and Representation Chapter 21 14 The Shield Scene as System: Relations and Patterns Chapter 22 15 The Shield Scene as Representation: the Mise en Scene Chapter 23 16 The Shield Scene as System: the Development of the Self Chapter 24 Postscript: Tragic Thebes on the Athenian Stage
Series Title: Greek studies: interdisciplinary approaches.
Responsibility: Froma I. Zeitlin.

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With this brilliant analysis of Aeschylean drama, Froma Zeitlin shows twenty-first century students, scholars, and lovers of antiquity how to read Greek tragedy. -- Page duBois, University of Read more...

 
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