Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae

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Princeton University Press, 16 նոյ, 1997 թ. - 420 էջ

In his play Bacchae, Euripides chooses as his central figure the god who crosses the boundaries among god, man, and beast, between reality and imagination, and between art and madness. In so doing, he explores what in tragedy is able to reach beyond the social, ritual, and historical context from which tragedy itself rises. Charles Segal's reading of Euripides' Bacchae builds gradually from concrete details of cult, setting, and imagery to the work's implications for the nature of myth, language, and theater. This volume presents the argument that the Dionysiac poetics of the play characterize a world view and an art form that can admit logical contradictions and hold them in suspension.

 

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The Elusive God
3
Forms of Dionysus Doubling Hunting Rituals
23
Dionysus and Civilization Tools Agriculture Music
51
The Horizontal Axis House City Mountain
74
The Vertical Axis Earth Air Water Fire
121
Arms and the Man Sex Roles and Rites of Passage
154
Metatragedy Art Illusion Imitation
211
The Crisis of Symbols Language Myth Tragedy
268
Dionysiac Poetics and Euripidean Tragedy
335
AFTERWORD
345
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
391
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ADDENDA
401
INDEX
409
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Էջ xvii - Rome GRBS Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies HSCP Harvard Studies in Classical Philology JHS Journal of Hellenic Studies...
Էջ xx - Nah ist Und schwer zu fassen der Gott. Wo aber Gefahr ist, wächst Das Rettende auch. Im Finstern wohnen Die Adler und furchtlos gehn Die Söhne der Alpen über den Abgrund weg Auf leichtgebaueten Brücken.

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Charles Segal is Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His many books include Poetry and Myth in Ancient Pastoral and Lucretius on Death and Anxiety, both published by Princeton University Press.

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