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Kyriakou, Poulheria

The Past in Aeschylus and Sophocles

Series:Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 11

    149,95 € / $210.00 / £136.50*

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    July 2011
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    Aims and Scope

    The book studies the past of the characters in Aeschylus and Sophocles, a neglected but crucial topic. The characters’ beliefs, values, and emotionsbear on their view of the past. This view reinforces their beliefs and their conception of themselves and others as agentsof free will and members of a family and/or community. The study reveals that, although the characters’ idea of the past is fixed, the impact of the past is not. The characters consider, review, and construct narratives of it, as they seek to mould a future they perceive as morally just for themselves and others.

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    ix, 606 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Aeschylus; Sophocles; Greek Tragedy; The Past; Free Will

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    Poulheria Kyriakou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


    "She [Poulheria Kyriakou] has produced a responsible and accurate reference work that will repay consultation by scholars working on Aeschylus or Sophocles, while developing a topic that can be fruitfully studied in any tragedy."
    Justina Gregory in: BMCR 2012.05.46

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