The Fragility of Goodness

The Fragility of Goodness

See also the admirable discussion of related issues in P. M. Smith , On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus ' Agamemnon , American Classical Studies s ( Ann Arbor 1980 ) . 32. Compare Hammond , op . cit . 47 , ss . This is the interaction of ...

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521794722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck." It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This updated edition contains a new preface.
Categories: Philosophy

Aeschylus Use of Psychological Terminology

Aeschylus  Use of Psychological Terminology

In the same choral passage where the Hymn to Zeus is found , the Chorus describe events at Aulis ( 186-251 ) ... 30 In this instance Agamemnon's phren begins to blow differently , filled with thoughts that Aeschylus chooses three ...

Author: Shirley Darcus Sullivan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773516042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Annotation Sullivan (classics, U. of British Columbia) analyzes how the 6th-5th BC Greek poet used eight key psychological terms that appear frequently in ancient Greek texts but have a wide range of possible meanings. She also compares his use with that of earlier and contemporary poets, including Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, and Bacchylides, to assess the degree to which his usage was innovative or traditional. She very adroitly explains the use of the Greek terms for readers who do not read Greek. Canadian card order number: C97-900392-X. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aeschylus Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Aeschylus  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. Chico, CA: Scholars Press. Discusses the Hymn to Zeus within the specific context of the parodos of Agamemnon. ▻Vidal-Naquet, Pierre. 1981. Hunting and sacrifice in Aeschylus' Oresteia.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199802734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 38

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit
Categories: Literary Criticism

Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater

Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater

37. Ontheplacement of this pairofstrophesand the development ofthe chorus's thoughtseeR.D.Dawe, “The Placeofthe Hymn toZeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon,”Eranos 64 (1966) 1–21, answered byL. Bergson, “The Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon ...

Author: William C. Scott

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 9781611681819

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Essential for those who want to see ancient plays producedÑeither physically in the theater or imaginatively in their own minds.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Flower of Suffering

The Flower of Suffering

Schenker, David J. (1994), “The Chorus' Hymn to Zeus: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 160–83”, in: Syllecta Classica 5, 641–657. Schmidt, Dennis (2001), On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and the Ethical Life, Bloomington.

Author: Nuria Scapin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110685633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Greek tragedy occupies a prominent place in the development of early Greek thought. However, even within the partial renaissance of debates about tragedy’s roots in the popular thought of archaic Greece, its potential connection to the early philosophical tradition remains, with few exceptions, at the periphery of current interest. This book aims to show that our understanding of Aeschylus’ Oresteia is enhanced by seeing that the trilogy’s treatment of Zeus and Justice (Dikê) shares certain concepts, assumptions, categories of thought, and forms of expression with the surviving fragments and doxography of certain Presocratic thinkers (especially Anaximander, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, and Parmenides). By examining several aspects of the tragic trilogy in relation to Presocratic debates about theology and cosmic justice, it shows how such scrutiny may affect our understanding of the theological ‘tension’ and metaphysical assumptions underpinning the Oresteia’s dramatic narrative. Ultimately, it argues that Aeschylus bestows on the experience of human suffering, as it is given in the contradictory multiplicity of the world, the status of a profound form of knowledge: a meeting point between the human and divine spheres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy

Seth Schein, 'The Cassandra scene in Aeschylus' Agamemnon', Greece and Rome 29 (1982), 11–16. R. Seaford, 'The last bath of Agamemnon', Classical Quarterly 34 (1984), 247–54. Peter M. Smith, On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon ...

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191572616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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This is an invaluable introduction to ancient Greek tragedy which discusses every surviving play in detail and provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the plays. Edith Hall argues that the essential feature of the genre is that it always depicts terrible human suffering and death, but in a way that invites philosophical enquiry into their causes and effects, This enquiry was played out in the bright sunlight of open-air theatre, which became a key marker of the boundary between living and dead. The first half of the book is divided into four chapters which address the social and physical contexts in which the plays were performed, the contribution of the poets, actors, funders, and audiences, the poetic composition of the texts, their performance conventions, main themes, and focus on religion, politics, and the family. The second half consists of individual essays on each of the surviving thirty-three plays by the Greek tragedians, and an account of the recent performance of Greek tragic theatre and tragic fragments. An up-to-date 'Suggestions for further reading' is included.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

The hymn , plus their repeated refrain of tò δ ' ευ νικάτω in the first three stanzas of the parodos and their ... to the sacrifice of Iphigeneia see now P. M. Smith , On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus ' Agamemnon ( Chico , Calif .

Author: D. R. Shackleton Bailey

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674379349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This volume of fifteen essays includes "The Early Greek Poets: Some Interpretations," by Robert Renehan; "The 'Sobriety' of Oedipus: Sophocles OC 100 Misunderstood," by Albert Henrichs; "Virgil's Ecphrastic Centerpieces," by Richard F. Thomas; "Notes on Quintilian," by D. R. Shackleton Bailey; and "Scapegoat Rituals in Ancient Greece," by Jan Bremmer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought

Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought

Dawe, R.D. (1966), “The Place of the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon,” Eranos 64: 1–21. —— (1999), “Aeschylus, Agamemnon 160–91,” Lexis 17: 63– 81. Denniston, J.D. and D. Page (1957), Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Oxford: Oxford University ...

Author: Arum Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317355335

Category: History

Page: 290

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Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or cultural reality that produces it, an awareness that this relationship is an approximate one at best and a distorting one at worst. This central theme of resemblance and its relationship to reality draws together essays on a range of Greek authors, and shows how they are unified or allied in posing similar questions to classical literature.
Categories: History