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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


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