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Metabolē Politeiōn: Roman and Achaean Degeneration in the Fragmentary Books

Craige B. Champion

in Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates Polybius's collective representations in the fragmentary text following book 6, the period in which Polybius considered Rome to have passed its zenith. The representation of ... More


Tragic Thrausmatology†: The Study of the Fragments of Greek Tragedy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

David Harvey

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/9780859897525.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the history of scholarship on fragments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It begins by surveying the major collections of fragments from the nineteenth century before ... More


Introduction

Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey (eds)

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/9780859897525.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical scholars are turning increasingly to the study of Greek tragic fragments, engaging with fragmentary texts in different ways. Tragic fragments inform discussions in areas ranging from ... More


Spectral Traces: Ghosts in Tragic Fragments†

Ruth Bardel

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/9780859897525.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between fragmentary and nonfragmentary evidence. On the one hand, the ghosts that appear in fragments of tragedy may be better understood when ... More


Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus†

Antony G. Keen

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/9780859897525.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an attempt to reconstruct the setting and action of a fragmentary tragedy. Exploring the ways in which these Aeschylean fragments may be contextualized allows us to consider ... 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


Death and Wedding in Aeschylus' Niobe

Richard Seaford

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/9780859897525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The mythical Niobe was a boastful mother who was punished by Artemis and Apollo by the death of her children. This chapter attempts to contextualize a fragment from Aeschylus' fragmentary play and in ... More


Fragments and Their Collectors†

Rudolf Kassel

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/9780859897525.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the history of scholarship on tragic fragments from its beginnings in the sixteenth and seventeenth up to the nineteenth century, finishing with the work of August Meineke. It ... More


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