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    DescriptionThe tragic theme was no mere diversion for a fifth-century Athenian: it was a focal part of the experience of being a citizen. Tragedy explores fundamental issues of religion, of ethics, of civic ideology, and we should expect it to be a central source for the reconstruction and analysis of the Athenian thought-world. Yet is is also a peculiarly delicate source to use, and the combination of tragic with other material often poses particular problems to the historian. This collection of eleven papers investigates the methods and pitfalls of using tragedy to illuminate fifth-century thought, culture, and society. In the concluding essay Christopher Pelling summarizes two important themes of the book: the problems of using tragedy as evidence; and the light tragedy can shed on civic ideology.

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    Greek Tragedy and the Historian
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christopher Pelling
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 633 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198149873
    ISBN 10: 0198149875

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 pp plates
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1997
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    Author Information
    Pelling is also at the University of Western Australia
    Review quote
    '...The collection is impressively varied and illuminating...' TLS