Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles

Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles

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by Charles P. Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806131365

ISBN-13: 9780806131368

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Drawing on comprehensive analyses of all of Sophocles' plays, on structuralist anthropology, and on other extensive work on myth and tragedy, Charles Segal examines Sophocles both as a great dramatic poet and as a serious thinker. He shows how Sophoclean tragedy reflects the human condition in its constant and tragic struggle for order and civilized life against the…  See more details below

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Drawing on comprehensive analyses of all of Sophocles' plays, on structuralist anthropology, and on other extensive work on myth and tragedy, Charles Segal examines Sophocles both as a great dramatic poet and as a serious thinker. He shows how Sophoclean tragedy reflects the human condition in its constant and tragic struggle for order and civilized life against the ever-present threat of savagery and chaotic violence, both within society and within the individual. For this edition Segal also provides a new preface discussing recent developments in the study of Sophocles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131368
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Modern Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
1Tragedy and the Civilizing Power1
2A Structural Approach to Greek Myth and Tragedy13
3Kingship, Ritual, Language43
4Trachiniae60
5Ajax109
6Antigone: Death and Love, Hades and Dionysus152
7Oedipus Tyrannus207
8Electra249
9Philoctetes: The Myth and the Gods292
10Philoctetes: Society, Language, Friendship328
11Oedipus at Colonus: The End of a Vision362
Abbreviations411
Notes415
Selected Bibliography489
Index Locorum499
General Index502

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