The Gorgon's Severed Head

Studies in Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. Oktober 1995
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XVI, 256 Seiten
978-90-04-10382-5 (ISBN)
 
Those interested in Greek tragedy, the depiction of women by male authors, and teachers of classics in translation.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • mit Schutzumschlag
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 163 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 623 gr
978-90-04-10382-5 (9789004103825)
9004103821 (9004103821)
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C.A.E. Luschnig, Ph.D. (1972) in Classics, University of Cincinnati, is Professor of Classics at the University of Idaho. She has published books and articles on Euripidean drama (including Time Holds the Mirror, (Brill, 1988) and college textbooks for language learning.
'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'.

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