When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of Tragedy

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This book examines the lyrical voice of Sophocles' heroes and argues that their identities are grounded in poetic identity and power. It begins by looking at how voice can be distinguished in Greek tragedy and by exploring ways that the language of tragedy was influenced by other kinds of poetry in late fifth-century Athens. In subsequent chapters, Professor Nooter undertakes close readings of Sophocles' plays to show how the voice of each hero is inflected by song and other markers of lyric poetry. She then argues that the ...

When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of Tragedy 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316613474

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When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of Tragedy 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107001619

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