By Andrew Brown
That the works of the traditional tragedians nonetheless have a right away and profound attraction absolutely wishes no demonstration, but the fashionable reader regularly stumbles throughout recommendations that are tough to interpret or relate to – ethical toxins, the authority of oracles, classical principles of geography – in addition to the names of unusual mythical and mythological figures.
A New spouse to Greek Tragedy provides an invaluable reference instrument for the ‘Greekless’ reader: prepared on a strictly encyclopaedic trend, with headings for all right names happening within the twelve most often learn tragedies, it includes short yet accurately specific essays on ethical, spiritual and philosophical phrases, in addition to legendary genealogies the place vital. There are moreover entries on Greek theatre, technical phrases and on different writers from Aristotle to Freud, while the essay via P. E. Easterling strains a few connections among the guidelines present in the tragedians and prior Greek inspiration.
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A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals) by Andrew Brown