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The Agon in Euripides

The Agon in Euripides

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The agon in classical tragedies is a type of formal debate, often reminiscent of the lawcourts, in which two characters debate central issues of the play. This study deals generally with formal debates in Euripides, giving particular attention to their dramatic context and function.
The nature and function of the agon; rhetoric and Euripides' agones; early agones - "Alcestis", "Medea", "Hippolytus", "Andromache"; "Electra"; political debates - "Heraclidae", "Supplices", "Phoenissae"; "Hecuba" and "Troades"; "Orestes".
This book is a study of the agon, or formal debate, in Euripides' tragedies. In these scenes, two characters confront each other, often before an arbitrator or judge, and make long speeches as if they were opponents in a court of law. Most of Euripides' extant plays contain an agon, often of crucial importance to the central conflict of the play. Lloyd provides interpretations of the more important agones, giving special attention to their dramatic context and function. Concentrating on Euripides' rhetorical skill, brilliance in argument, and interest in philosophy, Lloyd explores the role of formal debate in Euripides. He contrasts the agon in Euripides' work with that of Sophocles, and discusses extensively Euripides' relationship to fifth-century rhetorical theory and practice.

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Autor: Michael Lloyd
ISBN-13: 9780198147787
ISBN: 0198147783
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 160
Gewicht: 327 g
Format: 224x142x18 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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Autor: Michael Lloyd
ISBN-13:: 9780198147787
ISBN: 0198147783
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.1992
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 327g
Seiten: 160
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Buch, 224x142x18 mm