Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.5 in
Published: February 1, 1991
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0801841194
ISBN - 13: 9780801841194
From the Publisher
In lively and thorough summaries of the major works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Zimmermann examines such topics as techniques of characterization, conditions and conventions of stage performances, musical and metrical aspects, and the religious and political content of the plays.
There are many short works on Greek tragedy, but Zimmermann offers something different from any of them, something that I think of as indispensable to any honest work on the subject. He is not out to persuade us to read Greek tragedy. He is out to describe what is at present known about it. This he does with a truly amazing concision and clarity, leaving no base untouched. Nothing available in English can compare with this book as a brief, well-balanced, and authoritative introduction.