The Resource Euripidean polemic : the Trojan women and the function of tragedy, N. T. Croally

Euripidean polemic : the Trojan women and the function of tragedy, N. T. Croally

Label
Euripidean polemic : the Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Title
Euripidean polemic
Title remainder
the Trojan women and the function of tragedy
Statement of responsibility
N. T. Croally
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book sets out to interpret Euripides' The Trojan Women in the light of a view of tragedy which sees its function, as it was understood in classical Athens, as being didactic. This function, the author argues, was carried out by an examination of the ideology to which the audience subscribed. The Trojan Women, powerfully exploiting the dramatic context of the aftermath of the Trojan War, is a remarkable example of tragic teaching. The play questions a series of mutually reinforcing polarities (man/god; man/woman; Greek/barbarian; free/slave) through which an Athenian citizen defined himself, and also examines the dangers of rhetoric and the value of victory in war
  • By making the didactic function of tragedy the basis of interpretation, the author is able to offer a coherent view of a number of long-standing problems in Euripidean and tragic criticism, namely the relation of Euripides to the sophists, the pervasive self-reference and anachronism in Euripides, the problem of contemporary reference, and the construction and importance of the tragic scene. The book, which makes use of recent scholarship both in Classics and in critical theory, should be read by all those interested in Greek tragedy and in the culture of late fifth-century Athens
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Croally, N. T
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3973.T83
LC item number
C76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Hecuba
  • Euripide
  • Euripide
  • Euripide (0480-0406 av. J.-C.)
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Didactic drama, Greek
  • Women and literature
  • Trojan War
  • Polemics
  • Tragedy
  • Didactiek
  • Literatura grega (historia e critica)
  • Troiades (Euripides)
  • Théâtre didactique grec
  • Hécube (Personnage légendaire) dans la littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Guerre de Troie
  • Polémique
  • Tragédie
  • Troiades (Euripides)
  • Didactiek
  • Literatura grega (historia e critica)
  • Femmes
  • Guerre de Troie
  • Théâtre didactique
  • Tragödie
  • Ideologie
  • Zeitkritik
  • Tragödientheorie
  • Griechisch
Label
Euripidean polemic : the Trojan women and the function of tragedy, N. T. Croally
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-289) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching, ideology and war. The didactic production. War and ideology. Polemos and logos: the conditions of production -- 2. Polarities. Ritual disorder. Aftermath of war: women on stage. No one is free. Who is the barbarian? Friends and enemies -- 3. The agon. The ends of the war. The causes of the war -- 4. Space and time. The space of Athens. Tragic space. Past, present and future: the space of Troy. Euripidean time. Senses of time: the characters. Senses of time: the play. Self-reference: the audience and the play -- 5. As if war had given a lecture -- Appendix: Ideology and war
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780521464901
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93044672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29519544
  • (OCoLC)ocm29519544
Label
Euripidean polemic : the Trojan women and the function of tragedy, N. T. Croally
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-289) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching, ideology and war. The didactic production. War and ideology. Polemos and logos: the conditions of production -- 2. Polarities. Ritual disorder. Aftermath of war: women on stage. No one is free. Who is the barbarian? Friends and enemies -- 3. The agon. The ends of the war. The causes of the war -- 4. Space and time. The space of Athens. Tragic space. Past, present and future: the space of Troy. Euripidean time. Senses of time: the characters. Senses of time: the play. Self-reference: the audience and the play -- 5. As if war had given a lecture -- Appendix: Ideology and war
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780521464901
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93044672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29519544
  • (OCoLC)ocm29519544

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