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The Survival in Poetry

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/9781501700613.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the spiritual misery of human life in Euripides's poetry. In Troades, Hecuba frames the whole glorious and painful adventure of Troy as the song that the poets will sing. Hecuba ... More


The Broken World

C. A. J. Littlewood

in Self-representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267613
eISBN:
9780191708350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267613.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the ambiguities of self-representation in a world of moral and physical disorder. Particularly in the bare paradoxes exchanged as sententiae it becomes difficult to distinguish ... More


Eros in Euripides’s Poetics: Sex as the Cause of the Trojan War

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/9781501700613.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides's treatment of sex as the cause of the Trojan War. The first aspect of sexuality in Euripides that strikes us is the violence with which it assails its subjects—most ... More


Female Victims of War: The Troades

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/9781501700613.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Euripides's female victims of war in Troades. The dispossession of the self is a physical and graphic reality for captured slaves and raped queens in Euripides's poetics, for ... More


Musical Absence in Trojan Women

Naomi A. Weiss

in Music of Tragedy: Performance and Imagination in Euripidean Theater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295902
eISBN:
9780520968493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295902.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the motif of absent music in Troades. Instead of generating action, the music of this play appears stagnant, an endless lament for the destruction of Troy. Descriptions of ... More


Seneca the Reader

Christopher V. Trinacty

in Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199356560
eISBN:
9780199356584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356560.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter discusses instances in which Seneca quotes the Augustan poets in his prose works, and the same quotation is the basis for an intertext in his tragedies. By examining these common ... More


Where the Unborn Lie: The Uncanny Mothers of Seneca’s Troades (or, Ways of Reading a Mother in Senecan Tragedy)

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Seneca’s representation of suffering mothers in Troades, in particular Andromache. I argue that Seneca’s Andromache forces us to think harder about different critical ... More


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