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By Denise Eileen McCoskey,Emily Zakin

ISBN-10: 1438427115

ISBN-13: 9781438427119

ISBN-10: 1438427123

ISBN-13: 9781438427126

Explores the connections among sexual distinction and political constitution in old Greek tragedy.

This assortment bargains a colourful exploration of the bonds among sexual distinction and political constitution in Greek tragedy. In how the acts of violence and tortured kinship family members are depicted within the paintings of all 3 significant Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—the participants make clear the workings and failings of the Greek polis, and discover the capacity wherein sexual distinction and town take form when it comes to one another. the amount enhances and expands the efforts of present feminist interpretations of Antigone and the Oresteia by means of contemplating the meanings of tragedy for historic Athenian audiences whereas additionally unveiling the reverberations of Greek tragedy’s formulations and dilemmas in glossy political existence and for modern political philosophy.

“…considers key historic tragedies and the concept that of tragedy itself by way of modern Freudian, intertextual and gendered views. In so doing, the gathering speaks to the a number of equipment of learning classical works and hence of realizing those tragedies as they have been then played and as we event them now.” — Polis

“This assortment, written via individual students in old stories, makes a speciality of the tragic intersection of Athenian civic values and concepts of sexual distinction. Unfolding the complexities of the tragedies of the homes of Laius and Atreus, the individuals draw on background, psychoanalysis, and conception to shed new gentle on how gender outlined the tradition and politics of the town state.” — Rebecca Bushnell, writer of Tragedy: a brief Introduction

At Miami collage, Denise Eileen McCoskey is affiliate Professor of Classics and associate Black global reviews, and Emily Zakin is affiliate Professor of Philosophy. Zakin is the coeditor (with Ellen ok. Feder and Mary C. Rawlinson) of Derrida and Feminism: Recasting the query of Woman.

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