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Author McClure, Laura K

Title A Companion to Euripides
Published Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016

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Description 1 online resource (726 pages)
Series Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser
Contents Title Page; Table of Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; PART I: Text, Author, and Tradition; CHAPTER 1: Introduction; 1 Euripides; 2 New Approaches; 3 This Volume; 4 Conclusion; CHAPTER 2: Text and Transmission; 1 The Earliest Copies; 2 From Alexandria to Late Antiquity; 3 The Middle Ages; 4 The Lost Plays; 5 Modern Editions; CHAPTER 3: The Euripidean Biography; 1 What We Know; 2 The Poetic Career; 3 Ancient Biographical Traditions; 4 Misogyny and Misanthropy; 5 Popularity; 6 A Death in Macedon; 7 Summary
CHAPTER 4: Euripides and the Development of Greek Tragedy1 Life in the Theater; 2 Women Bad and Good; 3 Language and Composition; 4 Coming to the End; 5 Conclusion; PART II: Early Plays (438-416 BCE); CHAPTER 5: Alcestis; 1 The Alcestis and Genre; 2 Structure, Characterization, and Major Themes in the Alcestis; 3 Gender; 4 Incongruous Feelings? Pity and Eros in the Alcestis; CHAPTER 6: Medea; 1 Medea as Barbarian?; 2 Medea as Woman; 3 Medea as Avenger: The Ending of the Play; CHAPTER 7: Children of Heracles; 1 The Legend of the Heraclidae and Athenian Patriotism
2 Supplication and Athenian Idealism3 Political Paralysis and Transformation; 4 Reversals of Power; CHAPTER 8: Hippolytus; 1 Second Attempts and Second Thoughts; 2 Phaedra; 3 Hippolytus; 4 Theseus; 5 The Role of the Gods; 6 Finding Sympathy; CHAPTER 9: Andromache; 1 Synopsis; 2 Date and Production; 3 Euripides and the Myth; 4 "If gods do wrong . . ."; 5 Reading Andromache; 6 Staging Andromache; 7 Final Thoughts; CHAPTER 10: Hecuba; 1 Hecuba's Historical Context and Reception; 2 Hecuba's Binary Structure; 3 Hecuba's Divine Machinery; 4 Hecuba's Moral Ontology
5 The Ethical Positions of Hecuba's Principal Characters6 Conclusion: Hecuba's Transformations as Expressions of its Moral Landscape; CHAPTER 11: Suppliant Women; 1 Myth and Plot; 2 The Chorus; 3 Aethra; 4 Recovery of the Bodies; 5 Suicide of Evadne; CHAPTER 12: Electra; 1 Synopsis; 2 Date; 3 The Myth; 4 Dramatic Treatments of the Myth; 5 Setting; 6 The Farmer's Hut; 7 Themes; CHAPTER 13: Heracles; 1 Heracles in Pieces; 2 A Hero's Return; 3 Heracles in Pieces; 4 Of God to Man; PART III: Later Plays (After 416 BCE); CHAPTER 14: Trojan Women; 1 Background; 2 Anti-War
3 Women as Victim or Heroic4 The Love Charm; 5 Neither Simply Anti-war nor Simply Feminist; 6 Mortal and Immortal; CHAPTER 15: Iphigenia in Tauris; 1 The Myths; 2 The Play within the Euripidean Corpus; 3 Rescue/Escape/Safety; CHAPTER 16: Ion; 1 Autochthony and Identity; 2 Psychological Readings: The Role of the Son; 3 Psychological Readings: the Role of the Mother; 4 Men and Gods; 5 Food for the Soul; 6 Conclusion; CHAPTER 17: Significant Inconsistencies in Euripides' Helen; 1 A Twisted Plot; 2 Diverse Interpretations; 3 Paradoxes and Discrepancies
Notes 4 Formal Anomalies, and a Most Unusual Chorus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Euripides fast
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781119257523
1119257522