The Political Art of Greek Tragedy
By (author) Christian Meier
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Political Art of Greek Tragedy by Christian Meier
Book DescriptionIn this outstanding new book, Christian Meier examines the close relationship between drama and politics at the beginning of the great age of Greek tragedy, focusing on the works of Aeschylus. The author examines the political, social and even psychological problems of the inhabitants of fifth--century Athens, during a time of rapid change. Through the role of festivals and the role of the festival of Dionysus in particular, Meier moves on to the interpretation of Aeschylusa plays. He shows how the political statements of the mythical characters made sense of and even influenced the politics of the day. Finally, he discusses the work of Sophocles in counterpoint to the plays of Aeschylus. This book will be of interest to students and academics of history, particularly the history of the ancient world, as well as those studying literature and drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745606927
(239mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 29-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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