Greek Tragedy and the Historian


Tragedy was central to the experience of being a fifth-century Athenian citizen. Tragedy explored fundamental issues of religion, of ethics, of civic ideology, and we should expect it to be a central source for the reconstruction and analysis of the Athenian thought and world. This collection of eleven papers investigates the methods and pitfalls of using tragedy to illuminate fifth-century thought, culture, and society.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Pierre Vidal-Naquet
  • Aeschylus
  • Aristophanes
  • Lycurgus
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 1997


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