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By John Ferguson

This instruction manual presents scholars and students with a hugely readable but distinctive research of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr performs. John Ferguson locations every one play in its historic, political, and social context—important for either Athenian and sleek audiences—and he screens a willing, discriminating serious competence in facing the performs as literature.

Ferguson is delicate to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with awesome good fortune, he manages to contain even the Greekless reader in a precise stumble upon with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics when it comes to every one tragedian's dramatic objective, therefore elucidating the an important measurement of method that different handbooks, more often than not the paintings of philologists, surrender as a way to pay attention to constitution and plot. the result's perceptive feedback during which the standard of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees within the plays.

The ebook is prefaced with a common creation to historic Greek theatrical construction, and there's a short biographical comic strip of every tragedian. Footnotes are refrained from: the thing of this guide is to introduce readers to the performs as dramatic poetry, to not element who acknowledged what approximately them. there's an intensive bibliography for students and a thesaurus of Greek phrases to help the scholar with the operative ethical and stylistic phrases of Greek tragedy.

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