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By Justina Gregory

ISBN-10: 1405152052

ISBN-13: 9781405152051

The Blackwell spouse to Greek Tragedy presents readers with a basic grounding in Greek tragedy, and in addition introduces them to a few of the methodologies and the energetic serious discussion that signify the research of Greek tragedy at the present time.

Comprises 31 unique essays via a world forged of participants, together with up-and-coming in addition to exceptional senior scholars.
Pays consciousness to socio-political, textual, and function elements of Greek tragedy
All historic Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical phrases are defined as they appear.
Includes feedback for additional examining on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a beneficiant and informative mixed bibliography.

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The consequences of the surrender were devastating for Sparta. Having already forfeited a significant number of ships, which the Athenians had refused to return Fifth-Century Athenian History and Tragedy 15 following the failed negotiations, as well as the trust of their allies, they now lost both men and territory. 5) would effectively prevent the Peloponnesians from invading Attica. Pylos would provide a sanctuary for runaway slaves in the heart of the helots’ homeland and an outpost from which to foment rebellion.

We must evaluate as best we can what evidence we have for the origins of tragedy before hazarding any conclusions about its religious or ritual nature; this may seem obvious, but the assumption that tragedy is by origin a religious phenomenon is so common and ingrained that the question is often begged. Aristotle on Origins Modern discussion of the issue of origins is in large part an extended commentary on Aristotle’s brief treatment in the Poetics. The key passages are these: Coming into being from an improvisational beginning – both it [tragedy] and comedy, the former from those leading the dithyramb, the latter from those leading the phallic songs, which even at the present day are still a customary practice in many cities – it was enhanced little by little as they developed each element of it that became manifest, and after passing through many changes tragedy ceased to change, since it had attained its own nature.

5). The Athenians, as Alcibiades well knew, were unlikely to accept his excuses. 5). Despite a resounding naval victory, the Athenian generals at Arginusae (406) were less fortunate than Alcibiades. In the aftermath of battle, a storm prevented them from rescuing rowers who had been swept overboard. When they were brought to trial for neglecting their duty, they felt the full force of the Athenians’ anger. 6–7). Because of the trial the Athenians forfeited the services of some of their most capable commanders, including the younger Pericles (Jameson 1956, 222–24).

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