Euripides

Euripides

by Judith Mossman
     
 

Few ancient authors are as challenging as Euripides, and few have provoked so many diverse critical opinions through the ages. This volume aims to bring together some classic essays illustrating the main strands of Euripidean criticism over the last forty years in a form convenient for students. Two of the essays are translated here for the first time, and many

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Overview

Few ancient authors are as challenging as Euripides, and few have provoked so many diverse critical opinions through the ages. This volume aims to bring together some classic essays illustrating the main strands of Euripidean criticism over the last forty years in a form convenient for students. Two of the essays are translated here for the first time, and many others have been revised by their authors. There is a general introduction by the editor surveying the scholarly tradition. All Greek has been translated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198721857
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Mossman is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Intellectual Crisis in Euripides16
2Euripides: Poietes Sophos47
3Formal Debates in Euripides' Drama64
4Rhetoric and Relevance in Euripidean Drama81
5'Impiety' and 'Atheism' in Euripides' Dramas102
6On 'Extra-Dramatic' Communication of Characters in Euripides122
7Euripides: The Monument and the Sacrifice139
8Euripides' Alkestis: Five Aspects of an Interpretation170
9The Infanticide in Euripides' Medea187
10Hippolytus: A Study in Causation201
11'Iure principem locum tenet': Euripides' Hecuba218
12The Argive Festival of Hera and Euripides' Electra261
13The Rejection of Suicide in the Heracles of Euripides285
14Iconography and Imagery in Euripides' Ion295
15The Closet of Masks: Role-Playing and Myth-Making in the Orestes of Euripides309
16The Masque of Dionysus342
17Three Off-Stage Characters in Euripides369
References390
Acknowledgements410

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