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Author Pucci, Pietro, author.

Title Euripides' revolution under cover : an essay / Pietro Pucci.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 235 pages).
Series Cornell studies in classical philology
Cornell studies in classical philology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction : Euripides's poetic game and law of composition -- Anthropomorphism -- The protection of the self and the role of sophia -- Some connotations of sophia -- Polyneikes' truth -- Hecuba's rhetoric -- Eros in Euripides's poetics : sex as the cause of the Trojan War -- The lewd gaze of the eye -- The power of love : who is Aphrodite? -- Phaedra -- Hermione : the Andromache -- Female victims of war : The Troades -- Survival in poetry -- Figures of metalepsis : the invention of literature -- The failure of politics in Euripides's poetics : politics in Suppliant women -- Political philosophy : a universal program of peace and progress -- How to deliberate a war -- Democracy and monarchy -- The battle -- The rescue of the corpses -- Return to arms -- The polis's loss of control and authority -- The Bacchants' gospel and the Greek city -- Pentheus and Tiresias -- Dionysus' revenge : first round -- Revenge prepares its murderous weapons -- Initiation and sacrifice -- Victory and defeat -- Euripides's poetry.
Summary This work explores Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, this book goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual strategies.
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Subject Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gods, Greek, in literature.
Anthropomorphism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title Euripides's revolution under cover
Other Form: Print version: Pucci, Pietro. Euripides's revolution under cover. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016 9781501700613 (DLC) 2015036262 (OCoLC)921926760
ISBN 9781501704055 (electronic bk.)
1501704052 (electronic bk.)