Wisdom And Folly In Euripides

Author: Poulheria Kyriakou
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110453142
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A major, defining polarity in Euripidean drama, wisdom and folly, has never so far been the subject of a book-length study. The volume aims at filling this gap. Virtually all Euripidean characters, from gods to slaves, are subject to some aspect of folly and claim at least some measure of wisdom. The playwright’s sophisticated handling of the tradition and the pervasive ambiguity in his work add extra layers of complexity. Wisdom and folly become inextricably intertwined, as gods pursue their agendas and mortal characters struggle to control their destiny, deal with their troubles, confront their past, and chart their future. Their amoral or immoral behavior and various limitations often affect also their families and communities. Leading international scholars discuss wisdom and folly from various thematic angles and theoretical perspectives. A final section deals with the polarity’s reception in vase-painting and literature. The result is a wealth of fresh insights into moral, social and historical issues. The volume is of interest to students and scholars of classical drama and its reception, of philosophy, and of rhetoric
Wisdom and Folly in Euripides
Language: en
Pages: 455
Authors: Poulheria Kyriakou, Antonios Rengakos
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

A major, defining polarity in Euripidean drama, wisdom and folly, has never so far been the subject of a book-length study. The volume aims at filling this gap. Virtually all Euripidean characters, from gods to slaves, are subject to some aspect of folly and claim at least some measure of
Wisdom and Folly in Euripides
Language: en
Pages: 455
Authors: Poulheria Kyriakou, Antonios Rengakos
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

A major, defining polarity in Euripidean drama, wisdom and folly, has never so far been the subject of a book-length study. The volume aims at filling this gap. Virtually all Euripidean characters, from gods to slaves, are subject to some aspect of folly and claim at least some measure of
Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama
Language: en
Pages: 734
Authors: Anna A. Lamari, Franco Montanari, Anna Novokhatko
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume examines whether dramatic fragments should be approached as parts of a greater whole or as self-contained entities. It comprises contributions by a broad spectrum of international scholars: by young researchers working on fragmentary drama as well as by well-known experts in this field. The volume explores another kind
The Philosophical Stage
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Joshua Billings
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A bold new reconception of ancient Greek drama as a mode of philosophical thinking The Philosophical Stage offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, Joshua Billings shines new light on the
Portraits of Medea in Portugal during the 20th and 21st centuries
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Andrés Pociña Pérez, Aurora López, Carlos Ferreira Morais, Maria de Fátima Silva, Patrick Finglass
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-08 - Publisher: BRILL

The central episode in the Portuguese rewritings of Medea is the break between the Asiatic princess and Jason, on the one hand, and Medea’s killing of their children in retaliation, on the other. The enthusiasm for the great classical plots and the challenge to remodel the Classics are the main