Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

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Fiona McHardy, James Robson, David Harvey
University of Exeter Press, 2005 - History - 248 pages
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This is the first substantial study of Greek tragedies known to us only from small fragmentary remnants that have survived. The book discusses a variety of Greek tragic fragments from all three of the famous Athenian tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. The recent publication of translations of some of these fragments (Sophocles in the Loeb series, and Euripides in the Aris and Phillips series) means that the fragments are now more readily available than ever for study. The large number of extant fragments of ancient Greek tragedy can tell us enormous amounts about that genre and about the society which produced it. Papyrus finds over the last hundred years have drastically altered and supplemented our knowledge of ancient Greek tragedy; the book is at the cutting-edge of research in this field.

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David Harvey was, until his retirement, Lecturer in Classics, University of Exeter. Fiona McHardy is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading, and is co-editor of Women's Influence on Classical Civilization (Routledge). James Robson is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University and has co-written a course book of classical Greek for post-beginners.

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