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Author Tzanetou, Angeliki.

Title City of suppliants : tragedy and the Athenian empire / by Angeliki Tzanetou
Edition 1st ed
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Series Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture
Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
Contents Aeschylus' Eumenides : hegemony and justice -- Hegemony and empire : presumed origins -- Euripides' Children of heracles : "helping the weak and punishing the strong" -- Hegemony in crisis : Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus
Summary With close readings of suppliant dramas by each of the major playwrights, this book explores how Greek tragedy used tales of foreign supplicants to promote, question, and negotiate the imperial ideology of Athens as a benevolent and moral ruling city
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Aeschylus. Eumenides.
Euripides. Children of Heracles.
Sophocles. Oedipus at Colonus.
SUBJECT Children of Heracles (Euripides) fast
Eumenides (Aeschylus) fast
Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles) fast
Subject Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780292737174