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Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

A. J. Bowen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343789
eISBN:
9781800342873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343789.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aeschylus starts his tetralogy boldly, making the Danaids themselves prologue, chorus and protagonist. Guided by their father Danaus, these girls have fled from Egypt, where their cousins want to ... More

Aeschylus' SupplicesPlay and Trilogy (second edition)

Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

A. F. Garvie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book's first appearance (1969) was a full response to the publication (in 1952) of a papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus which indicated a late production date (in the 460s bc) for Aeschylus' ... More

Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the ... More

Aristophanes: Knights

Aristophanes: Knights

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856681776
eISBN:
9781800342910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856681776.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Knights was the first play to be produced by Aristophanes on his own behalf. In it, he launched a violent attack on Cleon, the leading politician of the day, on the whole style of leadership that he ... More

Aristophanes: Wasps

Aristophanes: Wasps

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682124
eISBN:
9781800342927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682124.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Wasps was first produced at the Lenaea festival of 422 BC. The play is at once a political satire and also, like Clouds and the lost Banqueters, a comedy on the theme of the conflict of generations. ... More

Euripides: Cyclops& Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama

Euripides: Cyclops: & Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama

Patrick O'Sullivan and C. Collard (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343352
eISBN:
9781800342682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343352.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyric is the most thinly attested genre of Greek drama, but it appears to have been the oldest and, according to Aristotle, formative for tragedy. By the 5th century BC at Athens, it shared most of ... More

Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

M. J. Cropp

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686528
eISBN:
9781800342767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686528.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Iphigenia in Tauris tells the story of the princess Iphigenia who was sacrificed by her father Agamemnon to expedite his campaign against Troy but was rescued by the goddess Artemis and transported ... More

Euripides: Selected Fragmentary PlaysVolume I

Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays: Volume I

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686191
eISBN:
9781800342699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686191.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The fragmentary plays of Euripides are a body of texts still regularly increasing in number and extent. They are of very great interest in themselves, apart from the significant aid they give to the ... More

Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Bridget Martin (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines harmful interaction between the living and the dead in fifth-century BC Greek tragedy, i.e. how the living can harm the dead, and how the dead can harm the living in return. ... More

Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume of specially written essays explores the understanding of the boundaries between fact and fiction, truth and falsehood in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and the relationship between ... More

Lost Dramas of Classical AthensGreek Tragic Fragments

Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

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 ... More

Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Stanley Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What reason has an educated man for going to the theatre, except to see Menander? Thus the judgement of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and in later antiquity the social comedies of Menander ranked second ... More

Sophocles: Ajax

Sophocles: Ajax

A. F. Garvie

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686603
eISBN:
9781800343207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686603.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ajax, perhaps the earliest surviving tragedy of Sophocles, presents the downfall and disgrace of a great hero whose suicide leads to his rehabilitation through the enlightened magnanimity of one of ... More

Sophocles: Selected Fragmentary PlaysVolume I

Sophocles: Selected Fragmentary Plays: Volume I

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687655
eISBN:
9781800343214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687655.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Athenian tragic dramatist Sophocles wrote over 120 plays in his sixty-year career, of which only seven have survived complete. This volume presents what is known, or can be inferred or ... More

Terence: Phormio

Terence: Phormio

Robert Maltby (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686061
eISBN:
9781800342743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686061.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Terence's Phormio, based on a Greek original by Apollodorus of Carystus, was produced towards the end of his short dramatic career in 161 BC. With its lively action, based on the traditional elements ... More

The Tragedies of Sophocles

The Tragedies of Sophocles

James Morwood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675716
eISBN:
9781781380833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles' seven plays: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. It sets these between an ... More

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