The Poetry of Greek Tragedy (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Poetry of Greek Tragedy The author examines the complex and varied ways in which Greek poetry contributes to Greek drama. While acknowledging the difficulty of separating poetry from other aspects of language, Lattimore offers insights into plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes.
- Published: 20 March 2003
- Format: Paperback 168 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801872600 ISBN 10: 080187260X
- Sales rank: 1,064,726
Full description for The Poetry of Greek Tragedy
Is Sophocles the poet "more important" than Sophocles the moralist, Sophocles the student of character, or Sophocles the storyteller? In this acclaimed work, eminent classicist Richmond Lattimore examines the complex and varied ways in which Greek poetry contributes to Greek drama. While acknowledging the difficulty of separating poetry-especially in translation-from other aspects of language, Lattimore offers keen insight into plays by Aeschylus ( The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, The Seven against Thebes, Prometheus Bound), Sophocles ( Ajax, Oedipus Tyrannus), and Euripides ( Medea, Helen, The Bacchae).