Euripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of Tragedy by Neil T. CroallyEuripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of Tragedy by Neil T. Croally

Euripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of Tragedy

byNeil T. Croally

Paperback | December 17, 2007

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The book offers an interpretation of Euripides' The Trojan Women that issues from the argument that the function of Greek tragedy was to educate. The author demonstrates that the play performs its function by examining Athenian ideology. By making the didactic function of tragedy the basis of his interpretation, N.T. Croally is able to offer a coherent view on a number of long-standing problems in Euripidean criticism, such as the relation of Euripides to the Sophists.
Title:Euripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of TragedyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:December 17, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521041120

ISBN - 13:9780521041126

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Teaching, ideology and war; 2. Polarities; 3. The agōn; 4. Space and time; 5. As if war had given a lecture; Appendix: ideology and war; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages cited.

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"It shows on every page the influence of the work of scholars like Loraux, Vernant and Zeitlin, but unlike many studies that share this pedigree, it is lucidly written and free of irritating jargon. Indeed, it can be safely recommended to those classicists who are somehow uneasily aware that naive positivism has died, but who are too embarassed to ask what has taken its place." Bryn Mawr Classical Review