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The Andromache and Euripidean tragedy

by Allan, William

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece.
    • Subjects:
    • Euripides,
    • Andromache (Legendary character) in literature,
    • Women and literature -- Greece,
    • Tragedy

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-297) and indexes.

      StatementWilliam Allan.
      SeriesOxford classical monographs
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA3973.A63 A45 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 310 p. ;
      Number of Pages310
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL50182M
      ISBN 100198152973
      LC Control Number99054337

        Euripides (c. BCE) was one of the greatest authors of Greek 5th century BCE Athens his classic works such as Medeia cemented his reputation for clever dialogues, fine choral lyrics and a gritty realism in both his text and stage presentations. The writer of some 90 plays, Euripides was also famous for posing awkward questions, unsettling his . Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order to address vital social issues such as sex, class and gender relations.

      These are among the central concerns that make the Andromache a moving and thought-provoking tragedy, full of suffering, suspense, and moral interest. This book contributes both to an appreciation of the Andromache in its own right, and to a wider understanding of the variety and quality of Euripides' uvre. Euripides (yŏŏrĬp´Ĭdēz), or – BC, Greek tragic dramatist, ranking with Aeschylus and in Attica, he lived in Athens most of his life, though he spent much time on Salamis. He died in Macedonia, at the court of King Archelaus.

      The various kinds of Euripidean tragedy were described, at the beginning of this study, as a series of declensions of one kind or another from what might be called the classic structure of “mythological tragedy” developed by Aeschylus and, with increasing definition, by Sophocles. Euripidean drama fuses what was old with what was new in order to revitalize and perpetuate the art of tragedy. This book will be of interest to professionals and students in the fields of classics, Greek drama in translation or in the original Greek, theater studies, comparative literature, tragedy, and religion.


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The Andromache and Euripidean tragedy by Allan, William Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theater. In this book Dr. Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of Cited by: These are among the central concerns that make the Andromache a moving and thought-provoking tragedy, full of suffering, suspense, and moral interest.

This book contributes both to an appreciation of the Andromache in its own right, and to a wider understanding of the variety and quality of Euripides' oeuvre."--Jacket. The Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theater. In this book Dr.

Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of this very impressive and intriguing text. Dr Allan has produced a fundamental reappraisal of one of Euripides' most problematic and neglected tragedies. The close study of a single play is used to test, and to escape, many standard assumptions about Euripidean tragedy.

The Andromache is shown to be a powerful and stimulating drama. The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy - Paperback - William Allan - Oxford University Press The Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theater.

In this book Dr. Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of. Through careful analysis the Andromache emerges as a play that poses fundamental questions, especially about the polarity of Greek and barbarian, and the morality of the The Andromache and Euripidean tragedy book.

Allan shows how the play also challenges revenge as a motive for action, and explores the role of women as wives, mothers, and victims of war, be they Greek or Trojan, victorious or defeated.

Save on The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy by William Allan. Shop your textbooks from ZookalAU today. Andromache(ca. B.C.)  This tragedy out of Athens shows the life of Andromache as an enslaved woman after the Trojan War.

The drama focuses on the conflict between Andromache and Hermione, her enslaver's new wife. She is also the subject of a tragedy by French classical playwright Jean Racine (–), entitled Andromaque, and a minor character in Shakespeare's Troilus andshe also importantly appears in Baudelaire's poem, "Le Cygne," in Les Fleurs du ache is the subject of a opera by German composer Herbert Windt and also a lyric scena for.

Euripides (/ j ʊəˈr ɪ p ɪ d iː z /; Greek: Εὐριπίδης Eurīpídēs, pronounced [ː.pí.dɛːs]; c. – c. BC) was a tragedian of classical with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom any plays have survived in ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but, according to the Suda, it was 92 at most.

The Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theater. In this book Dr. Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of this very impressive and intriguing text.

Through careful analysis the Andromache emerges as a play that poses fundamental questions, especially about the polarity of Greek and barbarian, and the morality of the gods. Andromache is an Athenian tragedy by Euripides. During the Trojan War, Achilles killed Andromache's husband Hector.

The Greeks threw Andromache and Hector's child Astyanax from the Trojan walls for fear that he would grow up and avenge his father and city.

Andromache was made a slave of Achilles' son Neoptolemus. Tragedy - Tragedy - Euripides: the dark tragedian: The tragedies of Euripides test the Sophoclean norm in this direction.

His plays present in gruelling detail the wreck of human lives under the stresses that the gods often seem willfully to place upon them. Or, if the gods are not willfully involved through jealousy or spite, they sit idly by while an individual wrecks himself.

William Allan is Associate Professor of Classics at Oxford University and the author of The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford University. Andromache, in Greek legend, the daughter of Eëtion (prince of Thebe in Mysia) and wife of Hector (son of King Priam of Troy).All her relations perished when Troy was taken by the captives were allotted, Andromache fell to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, whom she accompanied to Epirus and to whom she bore three sons.(Her son Molossus was.

The play is centered on the life of Andromache, years after the sacking of Troy, brutal death of her husband Hector and son, and her enslavement. It describes her miserable life as a slave and mistress to Achilles’ son Neoptolemus, and the threats she and her son face from his barren wife Hermione and her father Menelaus.

standing commonplaces about Euripidean tragedy' (p. Often regarded as a 'problem play', Andromache proves to be 'no less valuable than more celebrated plays for the exploration of fundamental aspects of Euripidean theatre' (p. The essential groundwork is laid out in the first chapter ('Myth') and is eloquently elaborated in subsequent.

the "andromache" and euripidean tragedy. new york, oxford: oxford university press XII, p. (oxford classical monographs). Stemming from Harvard University's Carl Newell Jackson Lectures, Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood's Tragedy and Athenian Religion sets out a radical reexamination of the relationship between Greek tragedy and religion.

Based on a reconstruction of the context in which tragedy was generated as a ritual performance during the festival of the City Dionysia, Sourvinou 1/5(1). In the Eumenides Apollo and Athena intervene to bring acquittal to Orestes. In Sophocles' Philoctetes Heracles appears ex machina to ensure that the hero returns to Troy, and we learn from a messenger how the gods have summoned the aged Oedipus to a hero's tomb.

In Sophocles' Ajax Athena drives Ajax mad and taunts him cruelly. Euripides III; Hecuba, Andromache, the Trojan woman, Ion by Euripides (Book).The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford Classical Monographs) by William Allan.

Oxford University Press, USA, The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that Euripides’ allusions to music-making are not just metatheatrical flourishes or gestures towards musical and religious practices external to the drama but .