Euripides and Alcestis: Speculations, Simulations, and Stories of Love in the Athenian Culture

Euripides and Alcestis: Speculations, Simulations, and Stories of Love in the Athenian Culture

By: Kiki Gounaridou (author)Paperback

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Description

Euripides and Alcestis demonstrates the inherent presence of indeterminacy in Euripides' play, Alcestis. The author uses about eighty of the scholarly attempts to establish a determinate meaning of the play to exhibit the difficulty and lack of success in previous attempts at interpretation. She recognizes that the meaning of the play is surrounded by ambiguity and indeterminacy and provides an interpretation based on this knowledge.

About Author

Kiki Gounaridou is Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Contents

chapter 1 Acknowledgments chapter 2 Introduction chapter 3 Notes chapter 4 What Alcestis Was: Hypothesis, Notes chapter 5 Who Admentus Was: Her Statue and Alcestis, Admentus and His Friends, The Stranger of the House, Notes chapter 6 When Heracles Visited: Love Story, Notes chapter 7 Conclusion: Notes chapter 8 Bibliography chapter 9 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761812319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780761812319
  • weight: 172
  • ISBN10: 0761812318

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