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    DescriptionThe Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theatre. In this book Dr Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of this very impressive and intriguing text. Through careful analysis the Andromache emerges as a play that poses fundamental questions, especially about the polarity of Greek and barbarian, and the morality of the gods. Dr Allan shows how the play also challenges revenge as a motive for action, and explores the role of women as wives, mothers, and victims of war, be they Greek or Trojan, victorious or defeated. These are among the central concerns that make the Andromache a moving and thought-provoking tragedy, full of suffering, suspense, and moral interest. This book contributes both to an appreciation of the Andromache in its own right, and to a wider understanding of the variety and quality of Euripides' oeuvre.


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    Title
    The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allan William
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199265763
    ISBN 10: 0199265763
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSG, DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    DC21: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    DC22: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC classification: PA3973.A67
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBB
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    11 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    William Allan is Assistant Professor of the Classics at Harvard University
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition A[llan] constructs a sophisticated, interlocking, and convincing argument ... a stimulating study'. Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. Myth ; 2. Structure, Stagecraft, Unity ; 3. Characterization ; 4. Rhetoric ; 5. The Andromache and the Spread of Attic Tragedy ; 6. Gender ; 7. Chorus ; 8. Gods ; Conclusion