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Introduction Gender, Politics, Interpretation

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the current state of interpretative >aporia surrounding Euripedes' plays, Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women. It argues that the ... More


Children of Herakles Territories of the Other

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the play, Children of Herakles. The play is a drama of displacement, underscoring the problematics of place — the priorities and codes that govern religious, political, and ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Euripides' Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women should be studied together because both are remarkably similar products of a moment in the playwright's career and the ... More


Lyric-and-iambic Duets in Euripides *

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/9780199203574.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines those scenes in the plays of Euripides which consist of a duet or dialogue conducted partly in excited lyric metres (predominantly dochmiac) and partly in iambic trimeters ... More


The Epitome of Euripides' Phoinissai: Ancient and Medieval Versions *

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/9780199203574.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the epitome of Phoinissai. The part of this published in P. Oxy. 2455, fr. 17, amounts to fifteen lines of the papyrus text, covering the last two-fifths of the epitome; it ... More


The Epitome of Euripides' Auge *

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/9780199203574.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This fragment (P. Colon. 1, inv. 264), with the beginning of the epitome of Auge, was first published by L. Koenen in ZPE 4 (1969), 7-18 with Tafel iii(a) and iv, under the title ‘Eine Hypothesis zur ... More


Shorter Notes

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/9780199203574.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses works by several writers including Pindar, Sophocles, and Euripedes. Among these are Pindar's Nemean 4. 23, Sophocles' Antigone 411 f., and Euripides' Alkestis.


Speech within Speech in Menander

René Nünlist

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the dramatic use of speech within speech in Menander's comedies. It begins with a historical review that stretches from Homer down to Hellenistic literature, then considers the ... More


The Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to prove the very simple proposition that in Euripidean tragedy, dramatic form is a kind of political content. The project is motivated ... More


Beautiful Tears

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter asks about the ethics of (lyric and structural) beauty and the politics of pathos in two plays, Trojan Women and Hecuba. The first, Trojan Women, presents a tale of unmitigated misery ... More


Recognition and Realism

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Euripides' Electra. It argues that the play offers us a vision of egalitarianism premised on the claim that a man's virtue cannot be judged by his wealth or birth but only by ... More


The Politics of Political Allegory

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reads Suppliants, focusing on the form of its allegory and allegory as a tragic form. If all tragedy is inherently allegorical, as historicist scholarship assumes, Euripides turns this ... More


Broken Plays for a Broken World

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes the relation between tragedy and its historical moment, focusing in particular on Orestes. It elaborates on an anticipatory temporality of tragic politics suggested at the end ... More


Content of the Form

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that Euripides' imperfect alignment of form and meaning forces form itself onto center stage. It makes us aware of a ... More


The Ghost of Alcestis

Amy Wygant

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the story of Alcestis from Euripides, Alcestis volunteers to die in order to save the life of her husband King Admetus. When the hero Hercules discovers that Alcestis has died, he wrestles with ... More


Tragic Fragments, Ancient Philosophers and the Fragmented Self†

Christopher Gill

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines connections between ancient philosophy and Greek tragic fragments. First, it considers how tragic fragments are typically cited and used by ancient thinkers in ethical ... More


What Good Is Innocence?

J. Peter Euben

in In Search of Goodness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter investigates Euripedes' Bacchae and Herman Melville's Billy Budd. In Bacchae, which expresses the story of the god Dionysus returning to Thebes disguised as a human, initially asking, ... More


Tony Harrison as Founder of Classical Reception Studies

Edith Hall

in Tony Harrison and the Classics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198861072
eISBN:
9780191893049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861072.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that not only Harrison’s academic writing but also his creative receptions should be seen as contributing to classical scholarship. It makes the case for Tony Harrison to be ... More


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