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This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page
  2. p. 1,3
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  1. Also by Charles Segal
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. I GREEK TRAGEDY: MYTH AND STRUCTURE
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 1. Greek Tragedy and Society: A Structuralist Perspective
  2. pp. 21-47
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  1. 2. Greek Myth as a Semiotic and Structural System and the Problem of Tragedy
  2. pp. 48-74
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  1. 3. Greek Tragedy: Writing, Truth, and the Representation of the Self
  2. pp. 75-110
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  1. II SOPHOCLES
  2. pp. 111-112
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  1. 4. Visual Symbolism and Visual Effects in Sophocles
  2. pp. 113-136
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  1. 5. Sophocles’ Praise of Man and the Conflicts of the Antigone
  2. pp. 137-162
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  1. III EURIPIDES
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. 6. The Tragedy of the Hippolytus: The Waters of Ocean and the Untouched Meadow
  2. pp. 165-221
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  1. 7. The Two Worlds of Euripides’ Helen
  2. pp. 222-267
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  1. 8. Pentheus and Hippolytus on the Couch and on the Grid: Psychoanalytic and Structuralist Readings of Greek Tragedy
  2. pp. 268-293
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  1. 9. Euripides’ Bacchae: The Language of the Self and the Language of the Mysteries
  2. pp. 294-312
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  1. IV TRANSFORMATIONS
  2. pp. 313-314
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  1. 10. Boundary Violation and the Landscape of the Self in Senecan Tragedy
  2. pp. 315-336
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  1. 11. Tragedy, Corporeality, and the Texture of Language: Matricide in the Three Electra Plays
  2. pp. 337-358
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  1. 12. Literature and Interpretation: Conventions, History, and Universals
  2. pp. 359-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-384
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501746710
Related ISBN(s)
9780801418907, 9780801493621, 9781501746697, 9781501746703
MARC Record
OCLC
1122599273
Pages
390
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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