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Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey

Abstract

This is a study of Greek tragedies known to us only from small fragmentary remnants that have survived. The book discusses a variety of Greek tragic fragments from all three of the famous Athenian tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The recent publication of translations of some of these fragments (Sophocles in the Loeb series, and Euripides in the Aris and Phillips series) means that the fragments are now more readily available than ever for study. The large number of extant fragments of ancient Greek tragedy can tell us enormous amounts about that genre and about the society tha ... More

Keywords: Greek tragedies, Greek tragic fragments, Athenian tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, ancient Greek tragedy, papyrus, Loeb, Aris and Phillips

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780859897525
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona McHardy, editor
University of Reading

James Robson, editor
Open University

David Harvey, editor
University of Exeter