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To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reflects upon the opposition between motives and necessity. It considers the effect of looming Persian invasions on the behaviour of the Greeks, contending that Herodotus' narrative ... More


Seven Against Thebes: the Final Scene *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Dionysiaca: Nine Studies...presented to Sir Denys Page (Cambridge 1978), R. D. Dawe considers on pp. 87-103 ‘the end of Seven Against Thebes yet again’. He presents what he considers to be ‘enough ... More


Thebes, Aegina, and the Temple of Aphaia: A Reading of Pindar's Isthmian 6

Henrik Indergaard

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the myth contained in Pindar's Isthmian 6, in which Pindar tells the story of how Herakles, visiting Telamon to summon him for their expedition against Troy, prays to Zeus that ... More


Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Micaela Janan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's extraordinary story of Thebes' founding and bloody unravelling spans Books 2 and 3 of his epic poem, the Metamorphoses. His bizarre refractions of the well‐ordered community mirror Ovid's own ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


War and defeat

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Peace of Philokrates gradually broke down. On Halonnesos, to be ascribed to Hegesippos, advocates defiance of Philip over the ceding of Halonnesos and other matters. In On Affairs in the ... More


What ought the Thebans to have done?

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/9780199568314.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks why the Thebans, and especially their royal family, are made to suffer so terribly by Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae. Pentheus' tyrannical behaviour and his evidence-proof hatred ... More


The seniority of Polyneikes in Aeschylus' Seven

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/9780199568314.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, noting that different versions of the story of Oedipus' sons Eteokles and Polyneikes make different assumptions about their relative age, seeks evidence bearing on this question in ... More


The Battle

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/9781501700613.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the battle between Athens and Thebes in Suppliant Women. Critics and commentators seem especially concerned to extrapolate, from the Messenger's description of the battle, the ... More


Antigones

George Steiner

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192819345
eISBN:
9780191670503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192819345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the ... More


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