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Wild justice: a study of Euripides' Hecuba

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Wild justice: a study of Euripides' Hecuba
Title
Wild justice: a study of Euripides' Hecuba
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Revenge is a kind of wild justice ... ' (Francis Bacon). Euripides' Hecuba is dominated by the vengeance which Hecuba takes on the faithless Polymestor, and explores in a complex and profound manner the potential of revenge as a subject for tragedy. The sacrifice of Polyxena is in counterpoint to the revenge action; the whole is set in the chaotic aftermath of the fall of Troy. The combination of plots creates one of Euripides' most effective dramas, full of pathos, suspense, and excitement. This, the first book-length study of the play in English, argues that it has been greatly undervalued by critics who have failed to appreciate the power of its rhetoric, the subtlety of its characterization, and the beauty of its choral odes. The book also examines and seeks to explain the powerful influence of Hecuba in the Renaissance, and compares the play with English revenge tragedy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Mossman, Judith
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3973.H3
LC item number
M67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford classical monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hecuba (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Revenge in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Hecuba
  • Euripides
  • EURIPIDES. Hecuba
Label
Wild justice: a study of Euripides' Hecuba
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-274) 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. The Raw Material -- 2. Structure and Stagecraft -- 3. Chorus -- 4. Rhetoric and Characterization -- Excursus: Aristotle on Character -- 5. The Death of Polyxena -- 6. Hecuba's Revenge -- 7. Conclusion -- App. A: Text -- App. B: Polyxena and Polydorus -- App. C: Iconography
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780198147893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Wild justice: a study of Euripides' Hecuba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-274) 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. The Raw Material -- 2. Structure and Stagecraft -- 3. Chorus -- 4. Rhetoric and Characterization -- Excursus: Aristotle on Character -- 5. The Death of Polyxena -- 6. Hecuba's Revenge -- 7. Conclusion -- App. A: Text -- App. B: Polyxena and Polydorus -- App. C: Iconography
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780198147893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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