A Companion to Greek Tragedy (Blackwell Companions to the by Justina Gregory

By Justina Gregory

The Blackwell better half to Greek Tragedy offers readers with a basic grounding in Greek tragedy, and in addition introduces them to many of the methodologies and the full of life severe discussion that represent the examine of Greek tragedy this present day.

Comprises 31 unique essays by way of a global forged of individuals, together with up-and-coming in addition to unusual senior scholars.
Pays consciousness to socio-political, textual, and function features of Greek tragedy
All historical Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical phrases are defined as they appear.
Includes feedback for extra examining on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a beneficiant and informative mixed bibliography.

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If dishonored, they will bring disease and its political analogue, civil war. Aeschylus’ myth of the origins of the cult of the Semnai is yet another link to the world of fifth-century Athens, since it reflects contemporary Athenian religious practices. , Pelling 2000, 171–77), in particular by avoiding exact correspondences with contemporary Athenian events or institutions. The terms of Orestes’ alliance, for example, are not those of Athens’ alliance in 462 (cf. 4). Instead, as Macleod (1982) has shown, the Athens of Eumenides is the mirror image of the world of disorder in Agamemnon and Libation Bearers.

Poole (1994, 6) is rightly skeptical; there is no reason to assume that the predicted invasion had yet taken place or that the play could not have been performed before the outbreak of war. Moreover, to sustain his argument, Zuntz must impart irony to the words of Heracles’ friend Iolaus (82). After the Athenians have protected Heracles’ children from the Argives, he advises them, ‘‘Never raise a hostile spear against [the Athenians’] land’’ (313). As we will see when we turn to Suppliants, if there are historical allusions in Euripidean tragedies, they are oblique; features such as anachronisms (Easterling 1985a), touches of sophistic rhetoric, and contemporary character types give the plays their topicality.

Without tribute to fund the fleet, commanders had to extort pay for their rowers from cities in Asia Minor and the islands. 5). The Athenians, as Alcibiades well knew, were unlikely to accept his excuses. 5). Despite a resounding naval victory, the Athenian generals at Arginusae (406) were less fortunate than Alcibiades. In the aftermath of battle, a storm prevented them from rescuing rowers who had been swept overboard. When they were brought to trial for neglecting their duty, they felt the full force of the Athenians’ anger.

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