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    Description'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford, UK Why did Aeschylus characterize differently from Sophocles? Why did Sophocles introduce the third actor? Why did Euripides not make better plots? So asks H.D.F Kitto in his acclaimed study of Greek tragedy, available for the first time in Routledge Classics. Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral and intellectual questions, the Greek dramatist is above all an artist and the key to understanding classical Greek drama is to try and understand the tragic conception of each play. In Kitto's words 'We shall ask what the dramatist is striving to say, not what in fact he does say about this or that.' Through a brilliant analysis of Aeschylus's 'Oresteia', the plays of Sophocles including 'Antigone' and 'Oedipus Tyrannus'; and Euripides's 'Medea' and 'Hecuba', Kitto skilfully conveys the enduring artistic and literary brilliance of the Greek dramatists. H.D.F Kitto (1897 - 1982) was a renowned British classical scholar. He lectured at the University of Glasgow from 1920-1944 before becoming Professor of Greek at Bristol University, where he taught until 1962.


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    Title
    Greek Tragedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H. D. F. Kitto, Foreword by Edith Hall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415610193
    ISBN 10: 0415610192
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: DSG, DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
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    DC22: 882.0109, 882/.0109
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA3131 .K5 2011
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    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    28 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    H.D.F Kitto (1897 - 1982) was a renowned British classical scholar. He lectured at the University of Glasgow from 1920-1944 before becoming Professor of Greek at Bristol University, where he taught until 1962.
    Review quote
    'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford, UK
    Table of contents
    Foreword to The Routledge Classics Edition Preface Note to the Third Edition 1. Lyrical Tragedy 2. Old Tragedy 3. The Oresteia 4. The Dramatic Art of Aeschylus 5. Middle Tragedy: Sophocles 6. The Philosophy of Sophocles 7. The Dramatic Art of Sophocles 8. The Euripidean Tragedy 9. The Technique of the Euripidean Tragedy 10. The 'Trachiniae' and 'Philoctetes' 11. The New Tragedy: 'Euripides' Tragi-Comedies 12. New Tragedy: Euripides' Melodramas 13. Two Last Plays Index