Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

by Matthew Wright
     
 

This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These

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This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form an intricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199274512
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prolegomena
1. Escape-tragedies
2. Myth, fiction, innovation
3. A tragic landscape
4. Tragedy of ideas
5. The tragic universe
Afterword

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