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The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... More


The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205182
eISBN:
9780691211114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205182.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, the book shines ... More


Hubris and Heroism, Mortality and Immortality

Jonathan A. Cook

in Inscrutable Malice: Theodicy, Eschatology, and the Biblical Sources of "Moby-Dick"

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780875804644
eISBN:
9781501757167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780875804644.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks into the biblical themes of heroism and hubris, mortality and immortality showcased in the latter chapters of Moby-Dick. It explains how the concept of hubris plays a key role in ... More


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