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The Language of Sophocles : Communality, Communication and Involvement - Felix Budelmann

The Language of Sophocles

Communality, Communication and Involvement

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521660402
Number Of Pages: 308

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This book is a wide-ranging study of Sophoclean language. From a detailed analysis of sentence-structure in the first chapter, it moves on to discuss in subsequent chapters how language shapes the perception of characters, of myths, of gods and of choruses. All chapters are united by a shared concern: how does Sophoclean language engage readers and spectators? In answering this question, The Language of Sophocles avoids the current emphasis on cultural specificity. Instead, it concentrates on those aspects of Sophoclean language which can engage a large number of different spectators and readers. With this change in emphasis, this study is able to offer various fresh observations about the workings of Sophoclean language. Although the book focuses on the original Greek, translations make it accessible to anybody interested in Greek tragedy.

'... one of the most interesting books to appear on Greek tragedy in a long time. Intelligence, interpretative talent and originality of approach are evident on every page'. EVPHROSYNE '... certainly a useful addition to scholarship ... an interesting and sometimes thought-provoking study.' Mouseion, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada

Sentences: a shared world
Characters: a shared perspective
Myth and prophecy: shared order
Gods: a shared future
The chorus: shared survival
Short titles of editions and works of reference
General index
Index of passages discussed
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521660402
ISBN-10: 0521660408
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54