John Ferguson's A Companion to Greek Tragedy PDF

By John Ferguson

This guide offers scholars and students with a hugely readable but specified research of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr performs. John Ferguson areas every one play in its old, political, and social context—important for either Athenian and smooth audiences—and he screens a prepared, discriminating serious competence in facing the performs as literature.

Ferguson is delicate to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with striking luck, he manages to contain even the Greekless reader in an exact come across with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics with regards to every one tragedian's dramatic goal, therefore elucidating the an important measurement of procedure that different handbooks, usually the paintings of philologists, resign which will be aware of constitution and plot. the result's perceptive feedback during which the standard of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees within the plays.

The ebook is prefaced with a basic creation to historical Greek theatrical creation, and there's a short biographical cartoon of every tragedian. Footnotes are shunned: the item of this instruction manual is to introduce readers to the performs as dramatic poetry, to not element who acknowledged what approximately them. there's an in depth bibliography for students and a thesaurus of Greek phrases to aid the scholar with the operative ethical and stylistic phrases of Greek tragedy.

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