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Drawing on comprehensive analyses of all of Sophocles' plays, on structuralist anthropology, and on other extensive work on myth and tragedy, Charles Segal examines Sophocles both as a great dramatic poet and as a serious thinker. He shows how Sophoclean tragedy reflects the human condition in its constant and tragic struggle for order and civilized life against the ever-present threat of savagery and chaotic violence, both within society and within the individual. Tragedy and Civilization begins with a study of these themes and then proceeds to detailed discussions of each of the seven plays. For this edition Segal also provides a new preface discussing recent developments in the study of Sophocles.
  • ISBN13: 9780806131368
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1999
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00528
Specifications
FormatPaperback
Publication DateMarch 15, 1999
Primary CategoryDrama/Ancient & Classical
Publisher ImprintUniversity of Oklahoma Press
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