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Helping Friends and Harming Enemies : A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics - Mary Whitlock Blundell

Helping Friends and Harming Enemies

A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics

Paperback Published: 4th November 1991
ISBN: 9780521423908
Number Of Pages: 312

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This book is the first detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle--the traditional Greek popular moral code of "helping friends and harming enemies." Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail from both a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragic consequences to which they give rise. Greek scholars and students of Greek drama and Greek thought will welcome this book, which is presented in such a way as to be accessible to specialists and nonspecialists alike. No knowledge of Greek is required.

'... all who take Sophocles seriously will have to take this book on board.' Oliver Taplin, The Times Literary Supplement '... this book will ... have its well-deserved place among the important studies on the poet.' Mnemosyne

Preface
Glossary of Greek words
Introduction
Helping friends and harming enemies
Ajax
Antigone
Electra
Philoctetes
Oedipus at Colonus
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521423908
ISBN-10: 0521423902
Series: Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 4th November 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.49  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.46