By Denise Eileen McCoskey,Emily Zakin

Explores the connections among sexual distinction and political constitution in historical Greek tragedy.

This assortment bargains a colourful exploration of the bonds among sexual distinction and political constitution in Greek tragedy. In how the acts of violence and tortured kinship relatives are depicted within the paintings of all 3 significant Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—the individuals make clear the workings and failings of the Greek polis, and discover the capability through which sexual distinction and the town take form in terms of one another. the amount enhances and expands the efforts of present feminist interpretations of Antigone and the Oresteia by way of contemplating the meanings of tragedy for historical Athenian audiences whereas additionally unveiling the reverberations of Greek tragedy’s formulations and dilemmas in sleek political existence and for modern political philosophy.

“…considers key old tragedies and the concept that of tragedy itself through modern Freudian, intertextual and gendered views. In so doing, the gathering speaks to the a number of equipment of learning classical works and therefore of figuring out those tragedies as they have been then played and as we adventure them now.” — Polis

“This assortment, written by way of amazing students in historic reports, makes a speciality of the tragic intersection of Athenian civic values and concepts of sexual distinction. Unfolding the complexities of the tragedies of the homes of Laius and Atreus, the participants draw on background, psychoanalysis, and thought to shed new gentle on how gender outlined the tradition and politics of the town state.” — Rebecca Bushnell, writer of Tragedy: a quick Introduction

At Miami collage, Denise Eileen McCoskey is affiliate Professor of Classics and associate Black international reviews, and Emily Zakin is affiliate Professor of Philosophy. Zakin is the coeditor (with Ellen okay. Feder and Mary C. Rawlinson) of Derrida and Feminism: Recasting the query of Woman.

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