By Andrew Brown
That the works of the traditional tragedians nonetheless have an instantaneous and profound charm definitely wishes no demonstration, but the trendy reader continuously stumbles throughout recommendations that are tricky to interpret or relate to – ethical toxins, the authority of oracles, classical principles of geography – in addition to the names of strange mythical and mythological figures.
A New spouse to Greek Tragedy provides an invaluable reference device for the ‘Greekless’ reader: prepared on a strictly encyclopaedic development, with headings for all right names taking place within the twelve most often learn tragedies, it includes short yet appropriately particular essays on ethical, non secular and philosophical phrases, in addition to legendary genealogies the place very important. There are moreover entries on Greek theatre, technical phrases and on different writers from Aristotle to Freud, while the essay by way of P. E. Easterling lines a few connections among the guidelines present in the tragedians and past Greek idea.
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A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals) by Andrew Brown