Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman
By (author) Nicole Loraux
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Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman by Nicole Loraux
Book DescriptionIn ordinary life the Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond being a wife and mother. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate. Through her reading of these texts, Loraux illuminates Greek attitudes toward death, sexuality and gender.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674902268
(211mm x 139mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicole Loraux
Divided City, Paperback (April 2006)
An exploration of the roles of conflict and forgetting in ancient Athens.
Invention of Athens, Paperback (March 2006)
A revised edition of a groundbreaking work tracing the rhetoric, politics, and ideology of funeral orations in ancient Greece, arguing that they served to celebrate the city of Athens and the Athenian citizen.
Mourning Voice, Hardback (April 2002)» View all books by Nicole Loraux
Loraux presents a radical challenge to what has become the dominant view of tragedy in recent years: that tragedy is primarily a civic phenomenon.
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Author Biography - Nicole Loraux
Nicole Loraux is Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
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