Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 January 2000

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131499

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Murder among Friends

Violation of Philia in Greek Tragedy

Elizabeth S. Belfiore

This book argues that Greek tragedy as a genre is characterized by plots centering on kin killing. It contains a detailed analysis of five plays, and comprehensive documentation of this plot pattern in all of the extant tragedies, and in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E.


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