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Published: 07 January 2010

472 Pages


ISBN: 9780199577842

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The Hidden Chorus

Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

L. A. Swift

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Close readings of how genres are evoked in various tragedies offer new interpretations of the plays and passages discussed
  • Analysis of five lyric genres provides a detailed overview of a difficult topic
  • Evokes a wider social context in its exploration of tragedy and choral poetry in Athenian life