9780199557615

Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

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    9780199557615

  • ISBN10:

    0199557616

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/15/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Richard Buxton is Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Bristol. Since 2006 he has been President of the Foundation for the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae.

Table of Contents


Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
Introduction
PART I: THEMES IN MYTH
1. Imaginary Greek Mountains
2. Wolves and Werewolves in Greek Thought
3. Mythological Names: The Case of melas
4. The Myth of Talos: Vulnerability, ichor, and Boundary-Crossing
5. Movement and Stillness: Versions of Medea
PART II: MYTHS IN TRAGEDY
6. Tragedy and Greek Myth
7. Time, Space, and Ideology: Tragic Myths and the Athenian Polis
8. Bafflement in Greek Tragedy
9. Blindness and Limits: Sophokles and the Logic of Myth
10. Euripides Alkestis: Five Aspects of an Interpretation
11. Feminized Males in Bakchai: The Importance of Discrimination
Envoi
Details of Original Publication
Bibliography
Index

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