The Political Art of Greek Tragedy

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In this outstanding new book, Christian Meier examines the close relationship between drama and politics at the beginning of the great age of Greek tragedy, focusing on the works of Aeschylus. The author examines the political, social and even psychological problems of the inhabitants of fifth-century Athens, during a time of rapid change. Through the role of festivals and the role of the festival of Dionysus in particular, Meier moves on to the interpretation of Aeschylus' plays. He shows how the political statements ...

The Political Art of Greek Tragedy 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801847271

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The Political Art of Greek Tragedy 1993, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745606927

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