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Published: 09 January 2003

276 Pages

ISBN: 9780199249565

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Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Daniel Mendelsohn

  • The only book-length study devoted to these works since Guenther Zuntz's The Political Plays of Euripides (1955)
  • Re-evaluates the plays in the light of contemporary critical discussion of Athenian concepts of gender and the organization of, and tensions within, the city-state
  • Shows that these two neglected works are structurally coherent and wholly consonant with the 'ironic' Euripidean tone familiar from other, more popular works

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