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Author Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-

Title Gender and the city in Euripides' political plays / Daniel Mendelsohn
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xv, 257 pages)
Contents Gender, politics, interpretation -- Children of Herakles : territories of the other -- Suppliant women : regulations of the feminine
Summary This book is a study of Euripides' so-called ‘political plays’ (Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women). Still disdained as the anomalously patriotic or propagandistic works of a playwright elsewhere famous for his subversive, ironic, artistic ethos, the two works in question — notorious for their uncomfortable juxtaposition of political speeches and scenes of extreme feminine emotion — continue to be dismissed by scholars of tragedy as artistic failures unworthy of the author of Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae. This study makes use of recent insights into classical Greek conceptions of gender (in real life and on stage) and Athenian notions of civic identity to demonstrate that the political plays are, in fact, intellectually subtle and structurally coherent exercises in political theorizing — works that use complex interactions between female and male characters to explore the advantages, and costs, of being a member of the polis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-248) and index
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Subject Euripides -- Political and social views
Euripides. Children of Heracles.
Euripides. Supplices.
Euripides. Children of Heracles. English.
SUBJECT Euripides. fast (OCoLC)fst00037200
Euripides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr. Heraclidae gnd
Euripides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr. Supplices gnd
Euripides. Children of Heracles. nli
Euripides. Supplices. nli
Euripides -- Political and social views. nli
Euripides. nli
Euripides, approximately 480-406 v.Chr. nta
Euripides. swd
Children of Heracles (Euripides) fast (OCoLC)fst01357311
Supplices (Euripides) fast (OCoLC)fst01369458
Supplices. swd
Heraclidae. swd
Subject Political plays, Greek -- History and criticism
Man-woman relationships in literature.
Politics and literature -- Greece
City and town life in literature.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Sex role in literature.
18.43 ancient Greek literature.
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
City and town life in literature.
Man-woman relationships in literature.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Political and social views.
Political plays, Greek.
Politics and literature.
Sex role in literature.
Geschlechterrolle Motiv
Heraclidae (Euripides)
Supplices (Euripides)
Politieke aspecten.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191530401