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The female characters of fragmentary Greek tragedy

By: Coo, Lyndsay (University of Bristol)(Edited by) Finglass, P. J. (University of Bristol)(Edited by)

1108495141 / 9781108495141
Published 30/04/2020
300 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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How were women represented in Greek tragedy? This question lies at the heart of much modern scholarship on ancient drama, yet it has typically been approached using evidence drawn only from the thirty-two tragedies that survive complete - neglecting tragic fragments, especially those recently discovered and often very substantial fragmentary papyri from plays that had been thought lost.

Drawing on the latest research on both gender in tragedy and on tragic fragments, the essays in this volume examine this question from a fresh perspective, shedding light on important mythological characters such as Pasiphae, Hypsipyle, and Europa, on themes such as violence, sisterhood, vengeance, and sex, and on the methodology of a discipline which needs to take fragmentary evidence to heart in order to gain a fuller understanding of ancient tragedy.

All Greek is translated to ensure wide accessibility.


DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women

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