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Intertextuality and Plot

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/9780199356560.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Intertextuality affects the formal features of Senecan tragedy; Seneca innovates his prologue speeches, choral odes, and messenger speeches by incorporating intertextual references. Prologue speakers ... More


A Tense Affair: The Messenger Speech

Evert van Emde Boas

in Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the messenger speech and on the evaluation of the characters of Orestes and Aegisthus. The messenger’s narrative is analysed along narratological lines, with a particular ... More


Narratology and Drama: Euripides, Bacchae 1043–1152 (The Death of Pentheus)

J. F. de Jong Irene

in Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines whether narratology should be applied to drama by offering a narratological close reading of Euripides's Bacchae 1043–1152 (The Death of Pentheus). Some narratologists, such as ... More


Verbal and Visual Witnessing: Tony Harrison’s Euripides

Edith Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the theme of witnessing in Harrison’s later theatre works, especially the contrast between photographic and poetic records and accounts of trauma. It argues that Harrison’s ... More


“Like a Winged Runner”: The Prologue and Epilogue of the Alexandra

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

in The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the ways in which at the level of structure and language the prologue manipulates the generic conventions of both tragedy and epic. In the wake of Cassandra’s prophecy, ... More


Introduction

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

in The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Lycophron’s Alexandra, at its core, takes up a question that runs through Greek literature from its inception: what is the relationship between poetic artifice and the truth? By exploiting the formal ... More


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