Helping Friends and Harming Enemies by Mary Whitlock Blundell
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Helping Friends and Harming Enemies
By Mary Whitlock Blundell

Helping Friends and Harming Enemies

A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics

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Helping Friends and Harming Enemies by Mary Whitlock Blundell

Book Description

This book is a detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle. Sophocles has traditionally been considered the least philosophical of the three great Greek tragedians, but Professor Whitlock Blundell offers an important new examination of the ethical content of the plays by focusing primarily on the traditional Greek popular moral code of 'helping friends and harming enemies'. Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail both from a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragical consequences to which they give rise. Greek scholars and students of Greek drama and Greek thought will welcome this book, which is presented in such a way as to be accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. No knowledge of Greek is required.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521423908
ISBN-10: 0521423902
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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