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Lost Dramas of Classical AthensGreek Tragic Fragments$
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Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780859897525

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.001.0001

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Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus†

Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus†

Chapter:
(p.63) 4 Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus
Source:
Lost Dramas of Classical Athens
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Antony G. Keen

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0005

This chapter presents an attempt to reconstruct the setting and action of a fragmentary tragedy. Exploring the ways in which these Aeschylean fragments may be contextualized allows us to consider what the fragments of the play can tell us about a number of issues, most notably the portrayal of the peoples of the Near East in Attic tragedy. In discussing the likely setting of the play, the chapter considers the ways in which the names of peoples and places in the Near East are often used interchangeably by Greek authors, and examines various traditions concerning the origins of such ethnic groups.

Keywords:   Greek tragedies, tragic fragments, fragmentary text, Aeschylean fragments, lost plays, Near East

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