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Euripidean polemic: The Trojan women and the function of tragedy

Label
Euripidean polemic: The Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Title
Euripidean polemic: The Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book sets out to interpret Euripides' The Trojan Women in the light of a view of tragedy which sees its function, as it was understood in classical Athens, as being didactic. This function, the author argues, was carried out by an examination of the ideology to which the audience subscribed. The Trojan Women, powerfully exploiting the dramatic context of the aftermath of the Trojan War, is a remarkable example of tragic teaching. The play questions a series of mutually reinforcing polarities (man/god; man/woman; Greek/barbarian; free/slave) through which an Athenian citizen defined himself, and also examines the dangers of rhetoric and the value of victory in war
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Croally, N. T
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3973.T83
LC item number
C76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didactic drama, Greek
  • Hecuba (Legendary character) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Trojan War
  • Polemics
  • Tragedy
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Hecuba
  • Euripide
  • Euripide
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
Label
Euripidean polemic: The Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-289) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching, ideology and war. The didactic production. War and ideology. Polemos and logos: the conditions of production -- 2. Polarities. Ritual disorder. Aftermath of war: women on stage. No one is free. Who is the barbarian? Friends and enemies -- 3. The agon. The ends of the war. The causes of the war -- 4. Space and time. The space of Athens. Tragic space. Past, present and future: the space of Troy. Euripidean time. Senses of time: the characters. Senses of time: the play. Self-reference: the audience and the play -- 5. As if war had given a lecture -- Appendix: Ideology and war
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780521464901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Euripidean polemic: The Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-289) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching, ideology and war. The didactic production. War and ideology. Polemos and logos: the conditions of production -- 2. Polarities. Ritual disorder. Aftermath of war: women on stage. No one is free. Who is the barbarian? Friends and enemies -- 3. The agon. The ends of the war. The causes of the war -- 4. Space and time. The space of Athens. Tragic space. Past, present and future: the space of Troy. Euripidean time. Senses of time: the characters. Senses of time: the play. Self-reference: the audience and the play -- 5. As if war had given a lecture -- Appendix: Ideology and war
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780521464901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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