Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius

Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius

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by Robin Mitchell-Boyask
     
 

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This 2007 book investigates the effect of the great plague of Athens on its literary and social imagination.See more details below

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This 2007 book investigates the effect of the great plague of Athens on its literary and social imagination.

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This is clearly a book that could only be written by a seasoned scholar who has spent a great deal of time with Greek tragedy. Its observations are so wide-ranging and comprehensive, the connections it draws so ingenious and unexpected, that they could only be the product of long engagement with these texts. Even if they ultimately decide not to side with M-B on many of his particular readings, students of tragedy, ancient medicine, and Athenian social and religious history will undoubtedly benefit from this creative and original book. —BCMR

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ISBN-13:
9780521296373
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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