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    DescriptionIn this book Professor Mastronarde draws on the seventeen surviving tragedies of Euripides, as well as the fragmentary remains of his lost plays, to explore key topics in the interpretation of the plays. It investigates their relation to the Greek poetic tradition and to the social and political structures of their original setting, aiming both to be attentive to the great variety of the corpus and to identify commonalities across it. In examining such topics as genre, structural strategies, the chorus, the gods, rhetoric, and the portrayal of women and men, this study highlights the ways in which audience responses are manipulated through the use of plot structures and the multiplicity of viewpoints expressed. It argues that the dramas of Euripides, through their dramatic technique, pose a strong challenge to simple formulations of norms, to the reading of consistent human character, and to the quest for certainty and closure.


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    Title
    The Art of Euripides
    Subtitle
    Dramatic Technique and Social Context
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald J. Mastronarde
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521768399
    ISBN 10: 052176839X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    B&T Approval Code: A23130000, A23503000
    LC classification: PA3978 .M367 2010
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBB
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Donald J. Mastronarde is Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published extensively on Greek tragedy and Euripides in particular, including Euripides: Medea (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Euripides: Phoenissae (Cambridge University Press, 1994).
    Review quote
    '... for a scholar of ancient drama, this is a valuable study. It aggregates different strands of research tradition and handles them as a whole, but the main attention remains focussed on Euripides' dramatic texts.' De novis libris iudicia
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. Approaching Euripides; 2. Problems of genre; 3. Dramatic structures: variety and unity; 4. The chorus; 5. The gods; 6. Rhetoric and character; 7. Women; 8. Euripidean males and the limits of autonomy; Conclusion.