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Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley

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Female acts in Greek tragedy
Title
Female acts in Greek tragedy
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Helene P. Foley
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Language
eng
Summary
Although Classical Athenian ideology did not permit women to exercise legal, economic, and social autonomy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides often represent them as influential social and moral forces in their own right. Scholars have struggled to explain this seeming contradiction. Helene Foley shows how Greek tragedy uses gender relations to explore specific issues in the development of the social, political, and intellectual life in the polis. She investigates three central and problematic areas in which tragic heroines act independently of men: death ritual and lamentat
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley
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Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s7m1
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of tragic lamentation -- The contradictions of tragic marriage -- Women as moral agents in Greek tragedy -- Virgins, wives, and mothers; Penelope as paradigm -- Sacrificial virgins: Antigone as moral agent -- Tragic wives: Clytemnestras -- Tragic wives: Medea's divided self -- Tragic mothers: maternal persuasion in Euripides -- Anodos dramas: Euripides' Alcestis and Helen
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1 online resource (x, 410 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400824731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
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