Description - Metapoetry in Euripides by Isabelle Torrance
Metapoetry in Euripides is the first detailed study of the self-conscious literary devices applied within Euripidean drama and how these are interwoven with issues of thematic importance, whether social, theological, or political. In the volume, Torrance argues that Euripides employed a complex system of metapoetic strategies in order to draw the audience's attention to the novelty of his compositions. Torrance also looks at and compares metapoetic
techniques used in tragedy, satyr-drama, and old comedy to demonstrate that the Greek tragedians commonly exploited metapoetic strategies, and that metapoetry is more pervasive in Euripides than in the other
tragedians. While Euripides shares some metapoetic techniques with old comedy, these remain implicit in his tragedies (but not in his satyr-dramas).
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Oxford University Press
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Author Biography - Isabelle Torrance
Isabelle Torrance is assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Notre Dame. She has published Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes (2007) and several articles on Greek tragedy and its reception.
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