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ISBN-13: 9780415907736
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/24/1999
Series: New Classical Canon Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ruby Blondell is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Washington. Mary-Kay Gamel is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa-Cruz. Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College. Bella Vivante is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents



I. Athens and Greek Culture

Political History, Religion, Fate and Responsibility, Self and Other

II.Athenian Tragedy: A Civic Institution

Tragedy and Athenian Democracy, Audience, The Festival, Production and Performance, The Chorus, Formal Elements, Use of Myth

III.Women in Athens

Athenian Women and the Ideology of Gender, Women and Marriage: From Parthenos to Gune, Women and Athenian Tragedy


Life and Works, Ancient Reactions to Euripides, Euripides as a Playwright, Women in Euripides

V.The "Afterlife" of Euripides

Survival and Canonization, Textual Criticism, The Artistic Legacy


Alcestis: Translated by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

Medea: Translated by Ruby Blondell

Helen: Translated by Bella Zweig

Iphigenia at Aulis: Translated by Mary-Kay Gamel



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