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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


The panhellenism of Athenian tragedy

David Rosenbloom

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the Athenian voicing of tragic panhellenism. After examining the semantic field of ‘Panhellenes’, the Theatre of Dionysos as a place of Hellenic assembly, and tragedy as a ... More


The Polis’s Loss of Control and Authority

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/9781501700613.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the annihilation of the polis's political power and authority, announced in the plots of Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis. In both Euripides plays, the polis lost its ability to ... More


Gods behind the Scenes

Mary Lefkowitz

in Euripides and the Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gods are always involved in the action of dramas, even though the mortal characters in the drama may be unaware of them. In the Hecuba, Heraclidae, Iphigenia at Aulis, and Phoenissae, they allow ... More


Legal Dogmatics and the Systematization of the Law (1986)<sup>*</sup>

Eugenio Bulygin

in Essays in Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198729365
eISBN:
9780191796272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729365.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter analyses Aulis Aarnio’s theory of legal dogmatics. It discusses some of his views on the task of legal dogmatics and the systematization of legal norms, comparing these views with the ... More


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