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The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the ‘Family Annihilator’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, which focuses on Archibald MacLeish's Herakles and Simon Armitage's Mister Heracles, investigates the emergence, in late 20th- and early 21st-century stage adaptations of Euripides' ... More


From Treacherous Wives To Murderous Mothers: Filicide in Tragic Fragmentst†

Fiona Mchardy

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/9780859897525.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the significance of the murder of sons by their mothers in Greek tragedy and classical Athenian society as a whole. It draws on a wide range of material derived not only from ... More


‘Sending them to heaven’: Homicide and the family

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The role of the family in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland, let alone the role of violence within it, has received little attention. This chapter fills a major gap in the historiography by exploring ... More


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