The Resource Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay, Pietro Pucci

Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay, Pietro Pucci

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Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay
Title
Euripides' revolution under cover
Title remainder
an essay
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Pietro Pucci
Title variation
Euripides's revolution under cover
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Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative book, Pietro Pucci explores what he sees as Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, Pucci goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual strategies. The driving force behind this program is Euripides's desire to subvert the traditional anthropomorphic view of the Greek gods-a belief system that in his view strips human beings of their independence and ability to act wisely and justly. Instead of fatuous religious beliefs, Athenians need the wisdom and the strength to navigate the challenges and difficulties of life. Throughout his lifetime, Euripides found himself the target of intense criticism and ridicule. He was accused of promoting new ideas that were considered destructive. Like his contemporary, Socrates, he was considered a corrupting influence. No wonder, then, that Euripides had to carry out his revolution "under cover." Pucci lays out the various ways the playwright skillfully inserted his philosophical principles into the text through innovative strategies of plot development, language and composition, and production techniques that subverted the traditionally staged anthropomorphic gods
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Pucci, Pietro
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3978
LC item number
.P83 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Cornell studies in classical philology
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  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • DRAMA / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
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Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay, Pietro Pucci
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Euripides's poetic game and law of composition -- Anthropomorphism -- The protection of the self and the role of sophia -- Some connotations of sophia -- Polyneikes' truth -- Hecuba's rhetoric -- Eros in Euripides's poetics : sex as the cause of the Trojan War -- The lewd gaze of the eye -- The power of love : who is Aphrodite? -- Phaedra -- Hermione : the Andromache -- Female victims of war : The Troades -- Survival in poetry -- Figures of metalepsis : the invention of literature -- The failure of politics in Euripides's poetics : politics in Suppliant women -- Political philosophy : a universal program of peace and progress -- How to deliberate a war -- Democracy and monarchy -- The battle -- The rescue of the corpses -- Return to arms -- The polis's loss of control and authority -- The Bacchants' gospel and the Greek city -- Pentheus and Tiresias -- Dionysus' revenge : first round -- Revenge prepares its murderous weapons -- Initiation and sacrifice -- Victory and defeat -- Euripides's poetry
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unknown
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1 online resource (vi, 235 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501704055
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt18kt7jr
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951625856
  • (OCoLC)ocn951625856
Label
Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay, Pietro Pucci
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Euripides's poetic game and law of composition -- Anthropomorphism -- The protection of the self and the role of sophia -- Some connotations of sophia -- Polyneikes' truth -- Hecuba's rhetoric -- Eros in Euripides's poetics : sex as the cause of the Trojan War -- The lewd gaze of the eye -- The power of love : who is Aphrodite? -- Phaedra -- Hermione : the Andromache -- Female victims of war : The Troades -- Survival in poetry -- Figures of metalepsis : the invention of literature -- The failure of politics in Euripides's poetics : politics in Suppliant women -- Political philosophy : a universal program of peace and progress -- How to deliberate a war -- Democracy and monarchy -- The battle -- The rescue of the corpses -- Return to arms -- The polis's loss of control and authority -- The Bacchants' gospel and the Greek city -- Pentheus and Tiresias -- Dionysus' revenge : first round -- Revenge prepares its murderous weapons -- Initiation and sacrifice -- Victory and defeat -- Euripides's poetry
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501704055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt18kt7jr
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951625856
  • (OCoLC)ocn951625856

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