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The Resource Greek tragic style : form, language, and interpretation, R. B. Rutherford

Greek tragic style : form, language, and interpretation, R. B. Rutherford

Label
Greek tragic style : form, language, and interpretation
Title
Greek tragic style
Title remainder
form, language, and interpretation
Statement of responsibility
R. B. Rutherford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Greek tragedy is widely read and performed, but outside the commentary tradition detailed study of the poetic style and language of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides has been relatively neglected. This book seeks to fill that gap by providing an account of the poetics of the tragic genre. The author describes the varied handling of spoken dialogue and of lyric song; major topics such as vocabulary, rhetoric and imagery are considered in detail and illustrated from a broad range of plays. The contribution of the chorus to the dramas is also discussed. Characterisation, irony and generalising statements are treated in separate chapters and these topics are illuminated by comparisons which show not only what is shared by the three major dramatists but also what distinguishes their practice. The book sheds light both on the genre as a whole and on many particular passages"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
882/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3131
LC item number
.R88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Greek tragic style : form, language, and interpretation, R. B. Rutherford
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/48909/cover/9780521848909.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-445) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genre: form, structure and mode -- Words, themes and names -- The imagery of Greek tragedy -- The dramatists at work: spoken verse -- The dramatists at work: lyrics -- The characters of Greek tragedy -- The irony of Greek tragedy -- The wisdom of Greek tragedy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Isbn
9780521848909
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn809109885
Label
Greek tragic style : form, language, and interpretation, R. B. Rutherford
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/48909/cover/9780521848909.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-445) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genre: form, structure and mode -- Words, themes and names -- The imagery of Greek tragedy -- The dramatists at work: spoken verse -- The dramatists at work: lyrics -- The characters of Greek tragedy -- The irony of Greek tragedy -- The wisdom of Greek tragedy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Isbn
9780521848909
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn809109885

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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