Greek Tragedy

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Routledge, Nov 19, 2013 - History - 412 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

I Lyrical Tragedy
1
II Old Tragedy
31
III The Oresteia
64
IV The Dramatic Art of Aeschylus
96
Sophocles
117
VI The Philosophy of Sophocles
145
VII The Dramatic Art of Sophocles
151
VIII The Euripidean Tragedy
187
IX The Technique of the Euripidean Tragedy
250
X The Trachiniae and the Philoctetes
288
Euripides TragiComedies
311
Euripides Melodramas
330
XIII Two Last Plays
370
Index
399
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H. D. F. Kitto (1897-1982) was professor of Greek at the University of Bristol and is well known as a scholar, teacher and writer in his field. He wrote several books on Greek drama, and his In the Mountains of Greece resulted from extensive travel throughout the country.

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