ISBN-10:
0199568316
ISBN-13:
9780199568314
Pub. Date:
07/01/2010
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

by Alan H. Sommerstein

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ISBN-13: 9780199568314
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alan H. Sommerstein is Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Introduction 1

1 The titles of Greek dramas 11

2 Violence in Greek drama 30

3 Adolescence, ephebeia, and Athenian drama 47

4 Sherlockismus and the study of fragmentary tragedies 61

5 The seniority of Polyneikes in Aeschylus' Seven 82

6 The beginning and the end of Aeschylus' Danaid trilogy 89

7 The theatre audience, the Demos, and the Suppliants of Aeschylus 118

8 Sleeping safe in our beds: stasis, assassination, and the Oresteia 143

9 The tangled ways of Zeus 164

10 The omen of Aulis or the omen of Argos? 171

11 Pathos and mathos before Zeus 178

12 Oresteia Act II: two misconceptions 189

13 Aeschylus' epitaph 195

14 Dearest Haimon 202

15 'They all knew how it was going to end': tragedy, myth, and the spectator 209

16 Alternative scenarios in Sophocles' Electra 224

17 Sophocles' Palamedes and Nauplius plays: no trilogy here 250

18 'The rugged Pyrrhus': the son of Achilles in tragedy 259

19 What ought the Thebans to have done? 277

References 288

Index locorum 307

General index 331

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