Achilles in Greek Tragedy

Achilles in Greek Tragedy

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by Pantelis Michelakis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521818435

ISBN-13: 9780521818438

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In contrast to earlier scholarly work on Achilles of the Homeric epics, this study examines how one of the most popular figures of Greek mythology was portrayed on the tragic stage of fifth-century Athens. Pantelis Michelakis asserts that dramatists persistently appropriated Achilles to address concerns ranging from heroism and education to individualism and gender

Overview

In contrast to earlier scholarly work on Achilles of the Homeric epics, this study examines how one of the most popular figures of Greek mythology was portrayed on the tragic stage of fifth-century Athens. Pantelis Michelakis asserts that dramatists persistently appropriated Achilles to address concerns ranging from heroism and education to individualism and gender. The book considers the complete corpus of extant Greek tragedy, with particular attention paid to Aeschylus' Myrmidons and Euripides' Hecuba and Iphigenia at Aulis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Achilles in the fifth century; 2. The problematic hero: Aeschylus' Myrmidons; 3. The dead hero: Euripides' Hecuba; 4. The hero to be: Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis; 5. Mapping the heroic absence: Achilles in other plays; 6. Afterword; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages.

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