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Epilogue

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the tragedies discussed in this book, the characters eventually move into the singularity of their own death, which has been prepared long before. From Agamemnon to Clytemnestra to Oedipus and ... More


Classical History: a Sketch, with Three Artifacts

T. P. WISEMAN

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the chronological range of Greco-Roman history and the nature of the main narrative sources. The discussion begins about 1200 BCE, with the end of the Bronze Age palace culture, ... More


Inherited Guilt

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter pursues a line of enquiry suggested by the consideration of Herodotus in Chapter 1. It asks whether those unfortunate descendants in tragedy who are punished for the sins of their ... More


Replacements and Representatives: The Quarrel (Cycle I, Column A) and the Embassy (Cycle II, Column A)

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a theoretical synopsis of the previous chapters that emphasizes the underdetermination of themes and its relationship to the choices of the agents in the story. It continues ... More


The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and ‘the perfect piece’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks in detail at Robert Browning's poem Aristophanes' Apology (1875) and his transcription, within this, of Euripides' Herakles. Browning applies himself at length to the whole issue ... More


Tragic Textiles and the House of Atreus

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 reads the tapestry scene in Aeschylus’ Agamemnonwith special attention to the textile’s qualities as a physical artifact and how it gets repurposed in the Choephoroiand in the later ... More


The tangled ways of Zeus

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the presentation of Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. He desires that Agamemnon should lead the Greek army to punish the Trojans for Paris's abduction of Helen, yet sends an omen ... More


The omen of Aulis or the omen of Argos?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter notes that the omen of the eagles and the hare (Aeschylus, Agamemnon 108–20) is described as having appeared to Agamemnon and Menelaus ‘near the house’, and argues that the ‘house’ ... More


Pathos and mathos before Zeus

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to interpret the statement in Aeschylus, Agamemnon 176–8 that Zeus laid down the law pathei mathos (‘learning through suffering’), asking in particular whether we are meant to ... More


Two Catalogues of Objects

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages featuring catalogues of objects or treasure. In the first (Iliad 24.228–37), the poet catalogues the ransom assembled by king Priam to recover the body of Hector. ... More


Beyond the agon in Euripides' Hecuba

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the similar emphasis placed on spectating and speaking back by Euripides' Hecuba but from an alternative Odyssean strategy, which maximizes unease over tragedy's recuperative ... More


Hecuba’s Rhetoric

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Hecuba's musings on the deficiency of language by focusing on her debate with Polymestor. In her debate with Polymestor before Agamemnon, Hecuba defends the revenge she has ... More


Aeschylus: Oresteia

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Aeschylus' Oresteia is a trilogy comprised of Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation Bearers), and Eumenides. Agamemnon presents the return of the king to Argos after the fall of Troy. For the Greeks the ... More


Sophocles: Electra

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Sophocles' Electra is shadowed by the past of the house of Atreus. In particular, in a departure from the emphasis in the Oresteia, the tragic milieu is the mind of Electra. Though memory plays its ... More


Competitive and Co-operative Strategies III: Interruptions

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.09
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In conversation people generally observe a principle of turn-taking. Interruption occurs when a participant breaks in on the person speaking in an attempt to take the floor. Interruption in Homer's ... More


Achilles or Agamemnon? Horace, Epistle 1.2.13: [From Classical Philology 75 (1980) 68–9]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Previously published in Classical Philology 75 (1980) 68-69, this is a note on ‘hunc’ in Epistles 1.2 line 13 arguing that the man of passion must be Achilles, not Agamemnon.


Reading Homer Across the Religious Divide: Guillaume Paquelin and Jean de Sponde

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that whereas early humanists looked to the Greeks Odysseus and Nestor as the respective embodiments of prudence and wisdom, the Huguenot poet and scholar Jean de Sponde’s ... More


Interaction by Design: The Greek City State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Peer polity interaction, like many concepts recently under discussion in archaeological circles, is by no means the exclusive property of archaeology. One of the problems on which the model of peer ... More


Style

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the stylistic evidence concerning the Supplices by challenging the validity of the scholars' interpretation that it was the earliest extant play of Aeschylus. Drawing attention ... More


The Spell of Greek

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Virginia Woolf's 1925 essay “On Not Knowing Greek” as part of the longer Victorian legacy of Ladies' Greek and places it within the context of Woolf's earlier Greek studies. ... More


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