By Andreas Markantonatos, Bernhard Zimmermann

This quantity explores the relationships among masterworks of Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes and significant occasions of Athenian background, via bringing jointly foreign students with services on various elements of historical theatre. It increases questions about how tragic and comedian performs composed in overdue 5th century replicate the intense political and social drawback unfolding in Athens within the wake of the army disaster in 413 BCE and the oligarchic revolution in 411 BCE. it's of specific curiosity to professional classical students in addition to to these attracted to Greek drama and Athenian historical past.

Show description

Read or Download Crisis on Stage: Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens PDF

Similar literature books

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology

"The Prose Edda", or "Younger Edda", is a vintage number of Norse myths of the Icelandic humans. largely regarded as compiled by means of Icelandic student and historian Snorri Sturluson round the yr 1220, "The Prose Edda" incorporates a euhemerized Prologue via 3 stories: the 'Gylfaginning', the tale of the construction and destruction of the realm of the Norse gods; the 'Skáldskaparmál', comprises a discussion among Ægir, a god linked to the ocean, and Bragi, a skaldic god; and the 'Háttatal', a set of outdated Norse poetry together with unique compositions through Snorri Sturluson.

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

What's experimental literature? How has experimentation affected the process literary historical past, and the way is it shaping literary expression this present day? Literary test has regularly been assorted and hard, yet by no means extra so than in our age of electronic media and social networking, while the very class of the literary is coming less than excessive strain.

Two Sisters: A Novel

Mary Hogan's strong and poignant debut novel approximately sisters--opposites in each way--plus their mom and the secrets and techniques and lies that outline them all.

One relatives, sisters, a life of secrets and techniques . . .

The 3rd baby in a kinfolk that sought after merely , Muriel Sullivant has regularly been an intruder. brief, dark-haired and around, she worships her appealing blonde sister, Pia, and envies the shut bond she stocks with their mom, Lidia. starting to be up of their shadow, Muriel believes that if she retains all their secrets--and she is aware lots, outsiders continuously do--they will love her, too.

But that used to be decades in the past. Now an grownup, Muriel has approved the disappointments in her existence. together with her fourth-floor walk-up house and entry-level manhattan urban task, she by no means will degree as much as Pia and her prosperous husband, their daughter, and their suburban Connecticut dream domestic. Muriel would favor not anything greater than to prevent her judgmental family members altogether. something she does really well.

Until the day Pia indicates as much as stopover at and proportion devastating information that Muriel is aware she can't tell--a mystery that would strength her to return to phrases with the previous and support her see her existence and her kinfolk in unforeseen new methods.

The Romantic Paradox: Love, Violence and the Uses of Romance, 1760-1830

Why are there so few "happily ever afters" within the Romantic-period verse romance? Why achieve this many poets make the most of the romance and its elements to such devastating impact? Why is gender so usually the 1st sufferer? The Romantic Paradox investigates the superiority and dying within the poetic romances of the Della Cruscans, Coleridge, Keats, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon, and Byron, and posits that figuring out the romance and its violent developments is key to knowing Romanticism itself.

Additional resources for Crisis on Stage: Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens

Example text

Tragedy is a serious art form. It is certainly tempting to connect these two propositions, to create readings of late Sophoclean tragedy in which their author is reacting to, and advocating strategies to deal with, contemporary circumstances. Indeed, multiple attempts, perhaps encouraged by the claim of an ancient commentator on Sophocles’ Philoctetes 99 that Sophocles is attacking contemporary politicians, have been made to read characters of the play as representative of late fifth-century public figures in Athens.

OC 1640; E. Hipp. 207; Pl. R. 329b, 440c-d. At E. Tr. 987, Hecuba commends suicide to Helen as the behaviour of a truly cemma_a woman and at 727 Talthybius instructs Andromache to endure her troubles eqcem_r. Genos, Gennaios, and Athens in the Later Tragedies of Sophocles 31 and influences his own internal character (v}sir), whose growth into nobility in the broader sense of the term is a central theme of the play: thus, to Odysseus’ request to deceive Philoctetes into coming to Troy with the Greeks, he says that neither his nor his father’s v}sir (88 – 89) can let him do this.

Thus, at E. IA 448 and Hdt. or is clearly used to denote high birth, but at E. IA 1411 and Hdt. 2, a nobility transcending mere birth must be implied. Similarly, at Hdt. 3, E. Heracl. 537, HF 357 and Ar. Ra. 1012, 1014, 1019, the term must unequivocally be used in its expanded sense. Cf. Kirkwood 1958, 177 – 179. Again, the adjective is used of the Chorus of Argive women at S. El. 127. While it could simply denote their social status, Jebb claims that it refers to their dispositions, comparing OC 1640.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.07 of 5 – based on 15 votes