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Tragic Workings in Euripides’ Drama

The Anthropology of the Genre

This book offers a radically new theory and method for understanding Attic tragedy, drawing on Aristotle’s theories of shock and horror while taking a new anthropological approach. Synnøve des Bouvrie argues that engagement with the prescribed sentiments of tragic drama mobilized the fifth-century Greek community into both preserving and revitalizing their societal order. Though she focuses in particular on Euripides, Des Bouvrie also mounts a convincing case that other Greek tragedians also contributed to this collective project.

512 pages | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2018

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