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Theseus, Tragedy, and the Athenian Empire
     

Theseus, Tragedy, and the Athenian Empire

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by Sophie Mills
 

This book traces the development of the Theseus myth and its importance for Athens. Mills examines all extant tragedies in which Theseus appear in order to assess the significance of his role as mythological representative of Athenian greatness. She argues that the Theseus of most Athenian tragedy is carefully drawn to exemplify the idealized image of the Athenian

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This book traces the development of the Theseus myth and its importance for Athens. Mills examines all extant tragedies in which Theseus appear in order to assess the significance of his role as mythological representative of Athenian greatness. She argues that the Theseus of most Athenian tragedy is carefully drawn to exemplify the idealized image of the Athenian "national character" that was prevalent in the age of the empire.

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"The unusual thing about this book is its refreshingly wide scope for a theme-oriented topic....Mills' readable prose and abundant but individually concise footnotes prove that she is as conversant with vase painting as with Cleisthenes' reforms."—Classical World

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ISBN-13:
9780198150633
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1810L (what's this?)

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Theseus, Tragedy, and the Athenian Empire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book which handles far more than its title would suggest.