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The Resource Aeschylus, the Oresteia, Simon Goldhill

Aeschylus, the Oresteia, Simon Goldhill

Label
Aeschylus, the Oresteia
Title
Aeschylus, the Oresteia
Statement of responsibility
Simon Goldhill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first general introduction in English to Aeschylus's Oresteia, the most important and most influential of all Greek dramas. It discusses the Greek drama festival and the social and political background of Greek tragedy, and offers a reading of this central trilogy. The author focuses on the play's themes of justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of man within culture, and explores how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived. A final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on later theater, and there is a guide to further reading
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldhill, Simon
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3825.A6
LC item number
G64 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmarks of world literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orestes
  • Aeschylus
  • Tragedy
  • Oresteia (Aeschylus)
  • Oreste (Mythologie grecque) dans la littérature
Label
Aeschylus, the Oresteia, Simon Goldhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drama and the city of Athens. The context of the polis -- The context of the democracy -- The context of the festival -- The context of the theatre -- The Oresteia. Plot and plotting -- Revenge : order and transgression -- Homer and Aeschylus : rewriting the past for the present -- Language and control : the violence of persuasion -- Prophecy, fear and the influence of the past -- The imagery of order -- The divine frame -- The intensity of lyric prophecy -- Violent exchange : dramatic dialogue -- Political rhetoric -- The influence of the Oresteia -- From Sophocles to the women's movement
Control code
24952316
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 102 pages
Isbn
9780521408530
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91042829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1487085
Label
Aeschylus, the Oresteia, Simon Goldhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drama and the city of Athens. The context of the polis -- The context of the democracy -- The context of the festival -- The context of the theatre -- The Oresteia. Plot and plotting -- Revenge : order and transgression -- Homer and Aeschylus : rewriting the past for the present -- Language and control : the violence of persuasion -- Prophecy, fear and the influence of the past -- The imagery of order -- The divine frame -- The intensity of lyric prophecy -- Violent exchange : dramatic dialogue -- Political rhetoric -- The influence of the Oresteia -- From Sophocles to the women's movement
Control code
24952316
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 102 pages
Isbn
9780521408530
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91042829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1487085

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