Prometheus Bound is a play beloved of revolutionaries, romantics and rebels, with a fierce optimism tempered by an acute awareness of the compromises, dangers and obsessions of political action. This companion sets the play in its historical context, explores its challenge to authority, and traces its reception from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Marx's favourite tragedy, Prometheus Bound is also a foundational text for the genre of science fiction through its influence on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Offers 35 specially commissioned essays from leading scholars which give critical examinations of the numerous wide-ranging debates about Sophoclean drama. Besides presenting a comprehensive and authoritative guide to understanding Sophocles, this companion provides scholars and students with compelling fresh perspectives upon a broad range of issues in the field of Sophoclean studies.
As a creative medium, ancient Greek tragedy has had an extraordinarily wide influence: many of the surviving plays are still part of the theatrical repertoire, and texts like Agamemnon, Antigone, and Medea have had a profound effect on Western culture. This Companion is not a conventional introductory textbook but an attempt, by seven distinguished scholars, to present the familiar corpus in the context of modern reading, criticism, and performance of Greek tragedy. Also available as an ebook.
Offers an up-to-date assessment of Euripides, drawing from the most recently published texts, commentaries, and scholarship, and offering detailed discussions and current interpretations of his extant plays and fragments. A dedicated section focuses on the reception of Euripidean drama during the Hellenistic age and later eras.
Provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays taking into account socio-political, textual, and performance aspects of Greek tragedy. Also available as an ebook.
Presents extensive annotated reading lists for authors, texts, and topics, with advice on editions, commentaries, translations, and recent studies. See, for example: Aeschylus’s Oresteia. Sophocles Tragic Chorus
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Provides overview chapters for each of the fields embraced by classical studies, including philology, art and religion. Many sections represent the sort of guidance one might expect from a thesis advisor, with helpful summaries such as "How Laws Were Made in Ancient Rome."
Brothers Atlas and Prometheus suffer their appointed torments
Vatican City, Musei Vaticani. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Brill's New Pauly
by Hubert Cancik (Editor); Helmut Schneider (Editor); Manfred Landfester (Editor); Christine F. Salazar (Editor)
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles are extensive and often address the topic in general before analyzing the issues in Greece and in Rome specifically. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading.
There are also additional series published with the encyclopedia, including a five-volume set on the classical tradition and an ongoing series of supplements:
1) Chronologies of the Ancient World
2) Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
3) Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
4) Reception of Myth and Mythology
5) Reception of Classical Literature
6) History of Classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary
7) Figures of Antiquity and Their Reception in Art, Literature and Music
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This new encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of the literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion of the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. Essay-length articles include linked references to related entries as well as select list of titles for further reading.
Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Classical Dictionary combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. It offers over 6,000 articles covering Greek and Roman literature, history, myth, religion, art, gender and science.
Didaskalia is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to the study of all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman performance including modern productions. Didaskalia is committed to open access and the free dissemination of scholarship.