When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of Tragedy (BOK)

Sarah Nooter

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This book examines the lyrical voice of Sophocles' heroes and argues that their identities are grounded in poetic identity and power. It begins by looking at how voice can be distinguished in Greek tragedy and by exploring ways that the language of tragedy was influenced by other kinds of poetry in late fifth-century Athens. In subsequent chapters, Professor Nooter undertakes close readings of Sophocles' plays to show how the voice of each hero is inflected by song and other markers of lyric poetry. She then argues that the heroes' lyrical voices set them apart from their communities and lend them the authority and abilities of poets. Close analysis of the Greek texts is supplemented by translations and discussions of poetic features more generally, such as apostrophe and address. This study offers new insight into the ways that Sophoclean tragedy inherits and refracts the traditions of other poetic genres.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Sarah Nooter
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107001619
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 470 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Classical history / classical civilisation, Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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