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The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Alan H. Sommerstein


This book brings together nineteen studies on ancient Athenian drama, especially tragedy; five of these have not previously appeared in print, and almost all the others were first published (between 1992 and 2006) in out-of-the-way journals, collections, or conference volumes. These appear here as originally written, but are accompanied by updating addenda. Though they cover a wide range of topics—from the presentation of violence in drama to the socialization of the adolescent male, from the authenticity of play titles to the significance of one character calling another ‘dearest’—most of the ... More

Keywords: Athenian drama, tragedy, myth, Aeschylus, Oresteia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan H. Sommerstein, author
Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham
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