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From Agent to Spectator : Witnessing the Aftermath in Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy (Bilingual)

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Ample has been written about characters in Greek epic and tragedy whose sole or primary role is to observe and comment on the actions of the main characters, says Allen-Hornblower, but she breaks new ground by analyzing how the main characters react, in word and deed, to the results of their own actions. She discusses the helpless witness: Achilles, Patroclus, and the portrayal of vulnerability in the Iliad; spectatorship, agency, and alienation in Sophocles' Trachiniae; from murderer to messenger: body, speech, and justice in Greek tragedy; and Neoptolemus between agent and spectator in Sophocles' Philoctetes. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 336.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Ancient + Classical
Series Title: Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: Emily Allen-hornblower
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2016
TCIN: 50275082
UPC: 9783110439069
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1812

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