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The Resource Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley

Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley

Label
Female acts in Greek tragedy
Title
Female acts in Greek tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Helene P. Foley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Although Classical Athenian ideology did not permit women to exercise legal, economic, and social autonomy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides often represent them as influential social and moral forces in their own right. Scholars have struggled to explain this seeming contradiction. Helene Foley shows how Greek tragedy uses gender relations to explore specific issues in the development of social, political, and intellectual life in the polis. She investigates three central and problematic areas in which tragic heroines act independently of men: death ritual and lamentation, marriage, and the making of significant ethical choices
  • Her anthropological approach, together with her literary analysis, allows for an unusually rich context in which to understand gender relations in ancient Greece."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foley, Helene P.
Dewey number
882/.0109352042
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3136
LC item number
.F65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Greece
  • Tragedies
  • Grieks
  • Vrouwenrollen (toneel)
  • Moraal
  • LITERATURA GREGA (HISTÓRIA E CRÍTICA)
  • TRAGÉDIA (LITERATURA)
  • Tragödie
  • Geschlechterbeziehung <Motiv>
  • Frau <Motiv>
  • Griechisch
Label
Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of tragic lamentation -- The contradictions of tragic marriage -- Women as moral agents in Greek tragedy -- Virgins, wives, and mothers; Penelope as paradigm -- Sacrificial virgins: Antigone as moral agent -- Tragic wives: Clytemnestras -- Tragic wives: Medea's divided self -- Tragic mothers: maternal persuasion in Euripides -- Anodos dramas: Euripides' Alcestis and Helen
Control code
44683563
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 410 pages
Isbn
9780691050300
Lccn
00060624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44683563
Label
Female acts in Greek tragedy, Helene P. Foley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of tragic lamentation -- The contradictions of tragic marriage -- Women as moral agents in Greek tragedy -- Virgins, wives, and mothers; Penelope as paradigm -- Sacrificial virgins: Antigone as moral agent -- Tragic wives: Clytemnestras -- Tragic wives: Medea's divided self -- Tragic mothers: maternal persuasion in Euripides -- Anodos dramas: Euripides' Alcestis and Helen
Control code
44683563
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 410 pages
Isbn
9780691050300
Lccn
00060624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44683563

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