By John Ferguson
This guide presents scholars and students with a hugely readable but particular research of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr performs. John Ferguson areas each one play in its historic, political, and social context—important for either Athenian and smooth audiences—and he screens a prepared, discriminating severe competence in facing the performs as literature.
Ferguson is delicate to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with outstanding good fortune, he manages to contain even the Greekless reader in a precise come across with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in terms of each one tragedian's dramatic objective, hence elucidating the the most important size of approach that different handbooks, often the paintings of philologists, surrender with the intention 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 e-book is prefaced with a common advent to historical Greek theatrical creation, 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 stated what approximately them. there's an in depth bibliography for students and a word list of Greek phrases to aid the scholar with the operative ethical and stylistic phrases of Greek tragedy.
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A Companion to Greek Tragedy by John Ferguson