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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

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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)

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