Achilles in Greek Tragedy Pantelis Michelakis

ISBN: 9780521038928

Published: October 1st 2007

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236 pages


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Achilles in Greek Tragedy  by  Pantelis Michelakis

Achilles in Greek Tragedy by Pantelis Michelakis
October 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 236 pages | ISBN: 9780521038928 | 4.33 Mb

In contrast to earlier scholarly work on Achilles of the Homeric epics, this study examines how one of the most popular figures of Greek mythology was portrayed on the tragic stage of fifth-century Athens. Pantelis Michelakis asserts that dramatistsMoreIn contrast to earlier scholarly work on Achilles of the Homeric epics, this study examines how one of the most popular figures of Greek mythology was portrayed on the tragic stage of fifth-century Athens. Pantelis Michelakis asserts that dramatists persistently appropriated Achilles to address concerns ranging from heroism and education to individualism and gender.

The book considers the complete corpus of extant Greek tragedy, with particular attention paid to Aeschylus Myrmidons and Euripides Hecuba and Iphigenia at Aulis.



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