An Introduction to Greek Tragedy by Scodel

By Scodel

This e-book presents a short and available advent to Greek tragedy for college students and common readers alike. no matter if readers are learning Greek tradition, appearing a Greek tragedy, or just drawn to studying a Greek play, this publication may also help them to appreciate and luxuriate in this tough and worthwhile style. An advent to Greek Tragedy presents history info; is helping readers savour, take pleasure in, and have interaction with the performs themselves; and offers them an concept of the real questions in present scholarship on tragedy. Ruth Scodel seeks to dispel deceptive assumptions approximately tragedy, stressing how open the performs are to varied interpretations and reactions. as well as common historical past, the ebook additionally contains chapters on particular performs, either the main standard titles and a few lesser-known performs - Persians, Helen, and Orestes - so as to express the range that the tragedies provide readers.

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