By Rebecca Bushnell

A better half to Tragedy is an important source for an individual drawn to exploring the position of tragedy in Western historical past and tradition.

  • Tells the tale of the ancient improvement of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
  • Features 28 essays through well known students from a number of disciplines, together with classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
  • Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy via faith, philosophy and historical past
  • Offers a clean review of historic Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the perform of examining tragedy has replaced appreciably long ago decades

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In Theater and Society in the Classical World, ed. R. Scodel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 25–38. Cropp, M. J. (1988). Euripides: Electra. Warminster: Aris & Phillips. Csapo, E. and Slater, W. J. (1995). The Context of Ancient Drama. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Easterling, P. E. (1988) [1991]. ‘‘Tragedy and Ritual. ’’ ’ Metis 3, 87–109. Friedrich, R. (1996). ‘‘Everything to Do with Dionysos? ’’ In Tragedy and the Tragic. Greek Theatre and Beyond, ed. M. S. Silk. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 257–83.

So, one of the perceptions articulated in this tragedy was that the ways of the gods are unfathomable, but this is intertwined with the perception that even when people think that the gods have abandoned them, it is not true – if they have followed the gods’ will; ultimately the gods help those who obey them, whatever it may look like; there is suffering, and this suffering is not annihilated by what will happen in the future, but eventually the suffering will come to an end, and things will work out.

G. (1993). ’’ In Theater and Society in the Classical World, ed. R. Scodel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 25–38. Cropp, M. J. (1988). Euripides: Electra. Warminster: Aris & Phillips. Csapo, E. and Slater, W. J. (1995). The Context of Ancient Drama. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Easterling, P. E. (1988) [1991]. ‘‘Tragedy and Ritual. ’’ ’ Metis 3, 87–109. Friedrich, R. (1996). ‘‘Everything to Do with Dionysos? ’’ In Tragedy and the Tragic. Greek Theatre and Beyond, ed. M. S.

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