A Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca Bushnell

By Rebecca Bushnell

A significant other to Tragedy is a necessary source for an individual attracted to exploring the function of tragedy in Western background and tradition.

  • Tells the tale of the historic improvement of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
  • Features 28 essays through well known students from a number of disciplines, together with classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
  • Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy via faith, philosophy and historical past
  • Offers a clean evaluation of historic Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the perform of examining tragedy has replaced notably some time past decades

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To these we should add the real maenad Agave as well as the male Heracles (and probably Lycurgus). The ‘‘maenadism’’ of another male kin-killer, Orestes in Euripides’ Orestes, is the frenzy of remorse. The blood of his mother is said to put him in a bacchic frenzy (339; cf. 411, 835). , 319) had already appeared in Aeschylus’ version of the story (Eumenides 500). The maenadism of Euripides’ Heracles is (at least as believed by Amphitryon) a result of killing (his enemies; 966–7), as well as its cause.

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