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

N. J. Sewell-Rutter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Blighted and accursed families are an inescapable feature of Greek tragedy, and many scholars have treated the questions of inherited guilt, curses, and divine causation. This book gives these ... More


The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

L. A. Swift

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choral performance permeated Greek life on every level, from private weddings and funerals to large‐scale religious festivals, yet the relationship between these ritual choruses and the better known ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199227334.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that issues of familial interaction, causation, human action, and moral responsibility in Attic ... More


The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

W. V. Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Most people have some idea what Greeks and Romans coins looked like, but few know how complex Greek and Roman monetary systems eventually became. The contributors to this book are numismatists, ... More


Introduction

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/9780199227334.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the characteristics of a Greek tragedy. It then explains the purpose of the book, which is to shed new light on one of the central concerns ... More


Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates that there are two types of metre in the non-dactylo-epitrite poems, namely, aeolic and freer D/e. The former is similar with the aeolics of tragedy or comedy. The latter is ... More


Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Isobel Hurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book brings together two lines of enquiry in recent criticism: the reception of ancient Greece and Rome, and women as writers and readers in the 19th century. A classical education has been ... More


Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

W. S. Barrett

M. L. West (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

W. S. Barrett (1914-2001) was one of the finest Hellenists of the second half of the 20th century, known above all for his celebrated edition of Euripides' Hippolytus. This volume of his collected ... More


Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As both a literary genre and a view of life, tragedy has from the very beginning spurred a dialogue between poetry and philosophy. Plato wanted to ban tragedians from his ideal community because he ... More


Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or ... More


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