By Rebecca Bushnell
A significant other to Tragedy is a vital source for a person attracted to exploring the position of tragedy in Western heritage and tradition.
- Tells the tale of the old improvement of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
- Features 28 essays by way of 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 background
- Offers a clean evaluation of historical Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the perform of interpreting tragedy has replaced greatly some time past decades
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Given the use of the mirror in the mysteries of Dionysus, which is probably alluded to in Euripides’ Bacchae (Seaford 1996: 223), it is of interest that Actaeon was said to have seen his horned head reflected in water shortly before his death. The plot of Aeschylus’ Athamas is unknown. In one of the myths in which Athamas is involved, he, together with his wife Ino, brings up the infant Dionysus, with the result that Hera drives them both mad and they destroy their own children. It is not impossible that this was the theme of Aeschylus’ Athamas.
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A Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca Bushnell