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Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature (Adam Parry) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521124805
Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature (Adam Parry) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521124805
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Title: Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature

Author: Parry, Adam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521124805

Volumes: 1; Pages: 284

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This volume covers a wide range of topics in Athenian intellectual history, drawing on the methods of various other disciplines to provoke a reconsideration of outstanding problems and controversies in classical studies. The papers have been organised by the editor around three natural groupings. The first five chapters will be of interest to those who have no specialist knowledge of Greek. There is a fresh look at Socrates' doctrine of the soul, a twentieth-century reappraisal of Protagoras' relativism and an examination of the primary function of myths. A second group analyses more specific problems, considering the two burials of the Antigone, the stylistic characterisation in the speeches in Thucydides and the Socratic paradox as it seems to be stated in the Hippolytus. The final papers critically examine controversial passages from Iphigenta in Aulide and the Trachiniae. The papers, by distinguished scholars, will be important reading for all who are interested in the thought and literature of fifth-century Athens.ContentsTribute to Harry Mortimer HubbellPreface1. The Socratic self as it is parodied in Aristophanes' Clouds Eric A. Havelock2. The relativism of Protagoras A. Thomas Cole3. Thucydides' historical perspective Adam Parry4. The psychoanalysis of Pentheus in the Bacchae of Euripides William Sale5. Aetiology, ritual, charter: three equivocal terms in the study of myths Geoffrey S. Kirk6. Divine and human action in Sophocles: the two burials of the Antigone Marsh McCall7. Menander's Samia in the light of the new evidence Hugh Lloyd-Jones8. The choral odes of the Bacchae of Euripides Marylin Arthur9. Stylistic characterisation in Thucydides: Nicias and Alcibiades Daniel P. Tompkins10. Scientific apparatus onstage in 423 B.C. Robert S. Brumbaugh11. Phaedra and the Socratic paradox David Claus12. Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulide 1-163 (in that order) Bernard M. W Knox13. Notes on Sophocles' Trachiniae Hugh Lloyd-Jones.ContributorsEric A. Havelock, A. Thomas Cole, Adam Parry, Geoffrey S. Kirk, Marsh McCall, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Marylin Arthur, Daniel P. Tompkins, Robert S. Brumbaugh, Bernard M. W Knox
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