The Resource Murder among friends : violation of philia in Greek tragedy, Elizabeth S. Belfiore

Murder among friends : violation of philia in Greek tragedy, Elizabeth S. Belfiore

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Murder among friends : violation of philia in Greek tragedy
Title
Murder among friends
Title remainder
violation of philia in Greek tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth S. Belfiore
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Modern scholars have followed Aristotle in noting the importance of philia (kinship or friendship) in Greek tragedy, especially the large number of plots in which kin harm or murder one another. More than half of the thirty-two extant tragedies focus on an act in which harm occurs or is about to occur among philoi who are blood kin. In contrast, Homeric epic tends to avoid the portrayal of harm to kin. It appears, then, that kin killing does not merely occur in what Aristotle calls the "best" Greek tragedies; rather, it is a characteristic of the genre as a whole. In Murder Among Friends, Elizabeth Belfiore supports this thesis with an in-depth examination of the crucial role of philia in Greek tragedy. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, she compares tragedy and epic, discusses the role of philia relationships within Greek literature and society, and analyses in detail the pattern of violation of philia in five plays: Aeschylus' Suppliants, Sophocles' Philoctetes and Ajax, and Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris and Andromache. Appendixes further document instances of violation of philia in all the extant tragedies as well as in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries BC
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
882/.0109355
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3136
LC item number
.B45 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Murder among friends : violation of philia in Greek tragedy, Elizabeth S. Belfiore
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; A Note on Spelling and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Philia Relationships and Greek Literature; 2. Averting Fratricide: Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris; 3. The Suppliant Bride: Io and the Danaïds in Aiskhylos's Suppliants; 4. A Token of Pain: Betrayal of Xenia in Sophokles' Philoktetes; 5. Sleeping With the Enemy: Euripides' Andromakhe; 6. Killing One's Closest Philos: Self-Slaughter in Sophokles' Aias; Conclusion; Appendix A. Violation of Philia in the Extant Tragedies; Appendix B. Violation of Philia in the Fragments of the Major Tragedians
  • Appendix C. Violation of Philia in the Fragments of the Minor TragediansNotes; Glossary; Works Cited; Index
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ocm71801737
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 282 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195351248
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)71801737
  • pebcs019535124X

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