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Published by F. Ungar Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Characters and characteristics in literature.,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Classical and modern.,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Modern and classical.,
  • Tragedy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Helen Sebba.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1711 .H313
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 186 p.
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14709445M

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From Sophocles to Sartre; figures from Greek tragedy, classical and modern Hardcover – January 1, by Käte Hamburger (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating5/5(1). From Sophocles to Sartre: Figures from Greek Tragedy, Classical and Modern [Kate Hamburger; Translator Helen Sebba] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From Sophocles to Sartre: Figures from Greek Tragedy, Classical and Modern5/5(1). For example, the ancient Greek word polis, as used above, is explained by way of the definition ‘city-state’. There will be only two terms that I explain not here in my overviews but elsewhere. Those two terms are hero cult and cult hero, explained in my book The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours 0§ Seven tragedies, seven overviews.   Sophocles was a playwright who lived in Greece during the 5 th century BC. He is one of the three Greek writers of tragedy (the other two being Aeschylus and Euripides) whose works have survived till this day. According to the Suda, a 10 th century Byzantine encyclopaedia and dictionary of the ancient Mediterranean world, Sophocles wrote a total of plays.

  Sophocles of Kolōnos (c. - c. BCE) was one of the most famous and celebrated writers of tragedy plays in ancient Greece and his surviving works, written throughout the 5th century BCE, include such classics as Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Women of with other Greek plays, Sophocles’ work is not only a record of Greek theatre but also provides an invaluable insight . Greek Tragedy and the Modern World (Methuen). What is Tragedy? Critics have argued about its essence. Instead of abstract discussion, this book examines the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and discovers that they have very little in common with the Tragedies of Racine and Corneille, or other schools of drama to which critics have given the title of Tragedy.   The latest volume in the Classical World series, this book offers a much-needed up-to-date introduction to Greek tragedy, and covers the most important thematic topics studied at school or university level. After a brief analysis of the genre and main figures, it focuses on the broader questions of what defines tragedy, what its particular preoccupations are, and what makes these texts so. A critical re-examination of the views of Plato, Aristotle, Hegel and Nietzsche on tragedy. Ancient Greek tragedy is revealed as surprisingly modern and experimental, while such concepts as mimesis, catharsis, hubris and the tragic collision are discussed from different s: 1.

Brad Levett’s contribution to the Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy series will be of particular use to those who come to Sophocles’ Women of Trachis with limited engagement in the study of serious drama and Greek literature but who may have to discuss the play as part of a university class. Written by one of the best-known interpreters of classical literature today, Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy presents a revolutionary take on the work of this great classical playwright and on how our understanding of tragedy has been shaped by our literary past. Greek Tragedy dramatized a variety of stories, characters, and voices drawn from reality, especially from those marginalized by Athens's democracy. It brought up dissident figures through its multivocal form, disrupting the perception of an ordered reality. Edited Book. Monographic Book. Handbook. Textbook. to. Stuart Lawrence: Moral Awareness in Greek Tragedy. page 9– Jan Erik Heßler Walter Lapini: L’Epistola a Erodoto e il Bios di Epicuro in Diogene Laerzio. Historical Agency and the ‘Great Man’ in Classical Greece. page 49– Claudia Moatti Mario Pani: Il.