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The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3592-7
1808 pages
September 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy is the first comprehensive reference work to cover all facets of the distinct form of dramatic theater that flourished in ancient Greece with its apex in the 5th century BCE.

 
  • Offers the first comprehensive reference work to cover all facets of the distinct form of dramatic theater that flourished in ancient Greece with its apex in the 5th century BCE
  • Covers the 32 extant plays and playwrights of the period, including the great surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and their contemporaries, and considers lost works and surviving fragments
  • Explores topics including the origins and history of Greek tragedy; their texts, language, style, and rhetoric; as well as recurrent themes such as family, death, and adultery
  • Provides an invaluable reference to the most important dramatic genre of the ancient Greek world, and to the historical, philosophical, cultural, and political contexts in which these plays were performed


    3 Volumes
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Author Information

Hanna M. Roisman is the Arnold Bernhard Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Colby College. Her publications include Nothing Is as It Seems: The Tragedy of the Implicit in Euripides’ Hippolytus (1999), Sophocles: Philoctetes (2005), and Sophocles: Electra (2008).

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Reviews

“This would also be accessible to advanced-level school students and those with a general interest in the subject. The encyclopedia is also available as an electronic edition on Wiley Online Library.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2014)

“As a whole, this encyclopedia covers its ground well, providing a solid foundation and excellent working bibliographies on all aspects of Greek tragedy.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.”  (Choice, 1 February 2014)

"The range of material treated is certainly impressive, and the great majority of the extended entries provide very clear and informative outlines of their field, with useful pointers for further enquiry. Many are excellent places to which to direct students for clear and concise discussions of their subjects, and researchers will also find an abundance of helpful summaries and introductions to unfamiliar areas of scholarship.  This encyclopedia is an excellent example of its genre."  (Bryn Mawr Classical Review Blog, March 2014)

“Although the intended audience includes students and researchers, the content is accessible to anyone with an interest in Greek tragedy. This comprehensive set is recommended for academic, large public, and, when appropriate, high-school libraries.”  (Booklist, 15 November  2013)

 

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