By N. J. Sewell-Rutter
Blighted and accursed households are an inescapable characteristic of Greek tragedy, and lots of students have handled questions of inherited guilt, curses, and divine causation. N.J. Sewell-Rutter provides those standard concerns a clean appraisal, arguing that tragedy is a medium that fuses the conceptual with the scary and interesting of emotion, neither of that are neglected if the texts are to be absolutely understood. He will pay specific cognizance to Aeschylus' Seven opposed to Thebes and the Phoenician Women of Euripides, either one of which dramatize the sorrows of the later generations of the home of Oedipus, yet in very diversified, and maybe complementary, methods. All Greek quotations are translated, making his research completely obtainable to the non-specialist reader.
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