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Published: 31 May 2020

208 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621501

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Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Edited by Bridget Martin

Liverpool University Press

  • Presents an accessible and concentrated focus on the dead in Greek tragedy, thereby adding to and filling a lacuna in death studies in the ancient world
  • Brings together a diverse range of scholarship on both death-related topics and Greek tragedy, thereby offering valuable introductions to these topics to those who are unfamiliar with the same, while the in-depth case studies offer stimulus for those for those who are already versed in fifth-century Greek tragedy and/or eschatology
  • Offers a unique and comprehensive examination of the invisible dead in Greek tragedy, primarily in relation to the consequences of exposure and to the role that the dead play in avenging themselves on their living enemies
  • Uses and discusses an extensive range of examples to highlight the diverse role of the dead, for example, in apportioning blame, symbolising intergenerational guilt, acting as instigators and catalysts of actions, and advancing narrative and plot