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Reading Greek Tragedy

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ISBN-10: 0521315794

ISBN-13: 9780521315791

Edition: 1986

Authors: Simon Goldhill

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This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. It is written specifically for the reader who does not know Greek and who may be unfamiliar with the context of the Athenian drama festival but who nevertheless wants to appreciate the plays in all their complexity. Simon Goldhill aims to combine the best contemporary scholarly criticism in classics with a wide knowledge of modern literary studies in other fields. He discusses the masterpieces of Athenian drama in the light of contemporary critical controversies in such a way as to enable the student or scholar not only to understand and appreciate the texts of the most commonly read plays, but also to evaluate and utilize the…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/8/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
The drama of logos
The language of appropriation
The city of words
Relations and relationships
Sexuality and reference
Text and tradition
Mind and madness
Blindness and insight
Sophistry, philosophy, rhetoric
Genre and transgression
Performance and performability
Bibliography
Index