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Author Luschnig, Cecelia Eaton

Title The Gorgon's Severed Head: Studies in Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Brill Academic Publishers : Brill, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Mnemosyne, Supplements Ser. ; v. 153
Mnemosyne, Supplements Ser
Summary "The Gorgon's Severed Head looks at three plays of Euripides, one early, one middle and one late in his career. Innovations in genre, in the use of the traditional stories, in the representation of women and of gender issues are present at every period. In all three plays characters are depicted creating themselves and each other. Chapter One on Alcestis looks at the artistry of the two main characters and is especially concerned with finding a role for Admetus, the play's most serious problem. The second chapter treats the physical displacement of the myth in Euripides' version of the Electra-Orestes story. A last section approaches the layers of time and space in Phoenissae."--Jacket
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Subject Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation
Euripides. Alcestis.
Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae -- In literature
Euripides. Electra.
Electra (Greek mythological figure) -- In literature
Euripides. Phoenician women.
Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae
Electra (Greek mythological figure)
SUBJECT Alcestis (Euripides) fast
Electra (Euripides) fast
Phoenician women (Euripides) fast
Subject Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature.
Women and literature -- Greece
tragedy (general genre)
Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature
Women and literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004329799