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Greek Tragedy - H. D. F. Kitto

Paperback Published: 16th May 2002
ISBN: 9780415289641
Number Of Pages: 412

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This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as:
* why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor?
* why did Sophocles develop character drawing?
* why are some of Euripides' plots so bad and others so good?
Greek Tragedy is neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism which all students of literature will find suggestive and stimulating.

'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford, UK

Lyrical Tragedyp. 1
The 'Supplices'p. 1
The 'Supplices' and Pre-Aeschylean Tragedyp. 22
Old Tragedyp. 31
Introductionp. 31
The 'Persae'p. 33
The 'Septem'p. 45
The 'Prometheus Vinctus'p. 55
The 'Oresteia'p. 64
The 'Agamemnon'p. 64
The 'Choephori'p. 78
The 'Eumenides'p. 87
The Dramatic Art of Aeschylusp. 96
Middle Tragedy: Sophoclesp. 117
Introductionp. 117
The 'Ajax'p. 120
The 'Antigone'p. 125
The 'Electra'p. 131
The 'Oedipus Tyrannus'p. 138
The Philosophy of Sophoclesp. 145
The Dramatic Art of Sophoclesp. 151
The Third Actorp. 151
The Chorusp. 158
Structural Principlesp. 171
The Euripidean Tragedyp. 187
Introductionp. 187
The 'Medea'p. 190
The 'Hippolytus'p. 203
The 'Troades'p. 210
The 'Hecuba'p. 216
The 'Suppliant Women'p. 223
The 'Andromache'p. 230
The 'Heracles'p. 237
The Technique of the Euripidean Tragedyp. 250
Introductionp. 250
Characterizationp. 252
The Chorusp. 259
Rhetoric and Dialecticp. 265
Dramatic Surprise and Ornamentp. 272
Prologues and Epiloguesp. 278
The 'Trachiniae' and 'Philoctetes'p. 288
The 'Trachiniae'p. 288
The 'Philoctetes'p. 298
New Tragedy: Euripides' Tragi-Comediesp. 311
New Tragedy: Euripides' Melodramasp. 330
The 'Electra'p. 330
The Chorus in New Tragedyp. 341
The 'Orestes'p. 346
The 'Phoenissae'p. 351
The 'Iphigeneia in Aulis'p. 362
Two Last Playsp. 370
The 'Bacchae'p. 370
The 'Oedipus Coloneus'p. 381
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780415289641
ISBN-10: 0415289645
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 16th May 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition