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CLAS3790
Module Reading List

Greek Tragedy, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Fabio Matilde Sarranito
F.Sarranito@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

CLAS2790/3790 Greek Tragedy: reading list

Euripides Heracles

Prescribed translation: Euripides Alcestis, Heracles, children of Heracles, Cyclops ISBN: 9780199555093 (pbk.), tr. R. Waterfield (Oxford World’s Classics 2003).

The translation in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue) is also worth looking at: Euripides, Suppliant women [electronic resource] ; Electra ; Heracles ISBN: 9780674995666 print version, tr. D. Kovacs Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998).

Commentaries:

S. Barlow Heracles ISBN: 0856682330 (pbk); 0856682322 (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1996) [keyed to English translation].

G.W. Bond Heracles ISBN: 0198140126 (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1981).

Books and articles:

Barlow, S. 1982. Structure and dramatic realism in Euripides’ Heracles. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 29: 115-125.

Brown, A.L. 1978. Wretched tales of poets: Euripides, Heracles 1340-6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. ISSN: 0068-6735 24: 22-30. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Burnett, A.P. 1971. Catastrophe survived : Euripides' plays of mixed reversal ISBN: 0198141866. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [chapter 7].

Chalk, H. 1962. Arete and Bia in Euripides’ Heracles. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 82: 7-18.

Dunn, F.M. 1997. Ends and means in Euripides’ Heracles. In: Roberts, D.H., Dunn, F.M. and Fowler, D. ed. Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature ISBN: 069104452X (acid-free paper). Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. 83-111.

Galinsky, K. 1972. The Herakles Theme. Oxford: Blackwell.

Garrison, E.P. 1995. Groaning tears : ethical and dramatic aspects of suicide in Greek tragedy ISBN: 9004102418. Leiden: Brill. .

Griffiths, E. 2004. Euripides: Heracles. London: Duckworth.

Hamilton, R. 1985. Slings and arrows: the debate with Lycus in the Heracles. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 115: 19-25.

Lawrence, S.E. 1998. The god that is truly god and the universe of Euripides’ Heracles. Mnemosyne. ISSN: 0026-7074 51: 129-46.

Mikalson, J.D. 1986. Zeus the Father and Heracles the Son in Tragedy. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 116: 89-98.

Mikellidou, K. 2015. Euripides’ Heracles : the katabasis-motif revisited. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 55: 329-352.

Mills, S. 1997. Theseus, tragedy, and the Athenian Empire ISBN: 0198150636. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp. 129-59.

Papadopoulou, T. 2005. Heracles and Euripidean tragedy ISBN: 0521851262; 9780521851268. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Parry, H. 1965. The second stasimon of Heracles. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 86: 363-74.

Silk, M.S. 1985. Heracles and Greek Tragedy. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 32: 1-22.

Stafford, E. 2012. Herakles ISBN: 9780415300674 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0415300673 (hbk.) : £60.00; 9780415300681 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415300681 (pbk.) : £16.99. London: Routledge.

Stinton, T.C.W. 1976. Si credere dignum est: some expressions of disbelief in Euripides and others. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. ISSN: 0068-6735 22: 60-89. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Walker, J.J. 1995. Theseus and Athens ISBN: 0195089081. New York: Oxford University Press.

Woodford, S. 1971. Cults of Herakles in Athens. In: Mitten, D.G., Pedley, J.G. and Scott, J.A.ed. Studies presented to George M.A. Hanfmann. Mainz 1971: Verlag P. von Zabern. Pp. 211-35.

Yoshitake, S. 1994. Disgrace, grief and other ills: Herakles’ rejection of suicide. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 114: 135-153.

Sophocles Ajax

Prescribed translation: Sophocles Electra and Other Plays, tr. D. Raeburn (Penguin Classics 2008).

The translation in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue) is also worth looking at: Sophocles, Ajax; Electra; Oedipus Tyrannus, tr. H. Lloyd-Jones Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).

Commentaries:

A.F. Garvie Ajax ISBN: 0856686603 (pbk) : £No price; 085668659X (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1998) [keyed to English translation].

P.J. Finglass Ajax ISBN: 9781107003071 (hbk.) : £100.00; 1107003075 (hbk.) : £100.00 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) [heavyweight commentary on the Greek text, but introductory sections are in English].

Books and articles:

Barker, E. 2004. The fall-out from dissent: hero and audience in Sophocles’ Ajax. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 51: 1-20.

Blundell, M.W. 1989. Helping friends and harming enemies : a study in Sophocles and Greek ethics ISBN: 0521423902; 0521351162. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [chapter 3].

Bradshaw, D. J. 1991. The Ajax myth and the polis: old values and new. In: Pozzi, D.C. and Wickersham, J.M. ed. Myth and the polis ISBN: 9780801497346; 0801424739. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Pp. 99-125.

Burian, P. 1972. Supplication and hero-cult in Sophocles’ Ajax. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine studies. ISSN: 0017-3916 13: 151-6. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Burton, R.W.B. 1980. The chorus in Sophocles' tragedies ISBN: 0198143745. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [chapter 1].

Crane , G. 1990. Ajax, the unexpected and the deception speech. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 85: 89-101.

Davidson, J. 2018. Challenging orthodoxy: the “Deception Speech” in Sophocles’ Ajax. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 113: 472-82.

Easterling, P.E. 1984. The tragic Homer. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 31: 1-8. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Evans, J.A.S. 1991. A reading of Sophocles' Ajax. Quaderni urbinati di cultura classica. ISSN: 0033-4987 38: 69-85.

Finglass, P.J. 2017. Sophocles’ Ajax and the polis. Polis 34: 306-317.

Garrison, E.P. 1995. Groaning tears : ethical and dramatic aspects of suicide in Greek tragedy ISBN: 9004102418. Leiden: Brill. 

Heath, M. and Okell, E. 2007. Sophocles' Ajax: expect the unexpected. Classical Quarterly 57: 363-380.

Henrichs, A. 1993. The tomb of Aias and the prospect of hero cult in Sophokles. Classical antiquity. ISSN: 0278-6656 12: 165-80.

Hesk, J. 2003. Sophocles: Ajax ISBN: 0715630474. London: Duckworth.

Holt, P. 1992. Ajax’s burial in Early Greek Epic. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 113: 319-31.

Keyser, P.T. 2008-2009. The will and last testament of Ajax. Illinois classical studies. ISSN: 0363-1923 33-34: 109-126. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Kirkwood, G.M. 1865. Homer and Sophocles’ Ajax. In: Anderson, M.J. ed. Classical Drama and its Influence. London: Methuen. Pp. 51-70.

Knox, B.M.W. 1966. The heroic temper : studies in Sophoclean tragedy ISBN: 0520049578. Berkeley: University of California Press. [chapters 1-2].

Knox, B.M.W. 1979. Word and action : essays on the ancient theater. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [chapter 11].

Lawrence, S. 2005. Ancient ethics, the heroic code, and the morality of Sophocles’ Ajax. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 52: 18-33.

Ley, G. 1988. A scenic plot of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes. Eranos. ISSN: 0013-9947 86: 85-115. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

March, J.R. 1991-1993. Sophocles’ Ajax: the death and burial of a hero. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 38:1-36. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Moore, J. 1977. The dissembling speech of Ajax. Yale Classical Studies. 25: 47-66. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

O’Higgins, D. 1989. The second best of the Achaeans. Hermathena. ISSN: 0018-0750 147: 43-56. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Ormond, K. 1996. Silent by convention: Sophocles’ Tecmessa. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 117: 37-64.

Podlecki, A.J.1980. Ajax’s gods and the gods of Sophocles. L'antiquité classique. ISSN: 0770-2817 49: 45-86. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Poe, J.P. 1987. Genre and meaning in Sophocles' Ajax ISBN: 3610090049. Frankfurt: Athenäum.

Scullion, S. 1994. Three studies in Athenian Dramaturgy ISBN: 3519074745. Stuttgart: Teubner. Pp. 89-128 [‘The staging of Sophokles’s Aias’].

Sicherl, M. 1977. The tragic issue in Sophocles’ Ajax. Yale Classical Studies. 25: 67-98. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Stevens, P.T. 1986. Ajax in the Trugrede. The Classical quarterly. ISSN: 0009-8388 36: 327-36.

Taplin, O. 1979. Yielding to forethought. In: Bowersock, G.W. Burkert, W. and Putnam, M.C.J. ed. Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday ISBN: 3110077981 : 105.00(U.S.)(est.). Berlin: de Gruyter. Pp. 122-9.

Tyler, J. 1974. Sophocles’ Ajax and Sophoclean plot construction. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 95: 24-42.

Winnington-Ingram, R.P. 1980. Sophocles: an interpretation ISBN: 0521296846 (pbk). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [chapters 2-3].

Zanker, G. 1992. Sophocles’ Ajax and the heroic values of the Iliad. The Classical quarterly. ISSN: 0009-8388 42: 20-25.

Sophocles Philoctetes

Prescribed translation: Sophocles Electra and Other Plays, tr. D. Raeburn (Penguin Classics 2008).

The translation in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue) is also worth looking at: Sophocles, Antigone. The women of Trachis. Philoctetes. Oedipus at Colonus, tr. H. Lloyd-Jones Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).

Commentaries:

R.G. Ussher Philoctetes ISBN: 0856684600 (pbk ; cased) : £10.75; 0856684597 (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1990) [keyed to English translation].

Books and articles:

Avery, H.C. 1965. Heracles, Philoctetes, Neoptolemus. Hermes. ISSN: 0018-0777 93: 279-97.

‌Avery, H.C. 2002. One ship or two at Lemnos? Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 97: 1-19

Belfiore, E. 1994. Xenia in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. The Classical Journal. ISSN: 0009-8353 89: 113-29.

Blundell, M.W. 1987. The moral character of Odysseus in Philoctetes. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine studies. ISSN: 0017-3916 28: 307-329.

M Blundell, M.W. 1988. The phusis of Neoptolemus in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 35: 137-148.

Bowie, A.M. 1997. Tragic filters for history: Euripides’ Supplices and Sophocles’ Philoctetes. In: Pelling, C. (ed.) Greek tragedy and the historian ISBN: 0198149875 (HB : alk paper). Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp. 39-62.

Burton, R.W.B. 1980. The chorus in Sophocles' tragedies ISBN: 0198143745. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [chapter 6].

Buxton, R.G.A. 1982. Persuasion in Greek Tragedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Pp. 118-31].

Daneš, J. 2019. Only deceit can save us : audience, war, and ethics in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Classical Philology 114: 551-572.

Davidson, J. 1995. Homer and Sophocles’ Philoctetes. In: Griffiths, A. ed. Stage directions : essays in ancient drama in honour of E.W. Handley ISBN: 0900587776. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement. 66. London: Institute of Classical Studies. Pp. 25-35.

Easterling, P. 1978. Philoctetes and modern criticism. Illinois classical studies. ISSN: 0363-1923 3: 27-39. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Gill, C. 1980. Bow, oracle and epiphany in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 27: 137-45.

Goldhill, S. 1990. The Great Dionysia and civic ideology. In: Winkler, J. and Zeitlin, F. ed. Nothing to do with Dionysos? : Athenian drama in its social context ISBN: 0691015252; 0691068143 (alk. paper) : 45.00. Princeton: University Press. Pp. 97-129.

Harrison, S.J. 1989. Sophocles and the cult of Philoctetes. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 109: 173-5.

Heath, M. 1999. Sophocles’ Philoctetes: a problem play? In J. Griffin (ed.), Sophocles revisited : essays presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones ISBN: 9780198130062; 0198130066. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 137-60.

Kirkwood, G.M. 1994. Persuasion and illusion in Sophokles’ Philoctetes. Hermes. ISSN: 0018-0777 122: 425-436.

Ley, G. 1988. A scenic plot of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes. Eranos. ISSN: 0013-9947 86: 85-115. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Minadeo, R. 1993. Theme and plot in the Philoctetes. Studi italiani di filologia classica. ISSN: 0039-2987 11: 87-105. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Podlecki, A.J. 1966. The power of the word in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine studies. ISSN: 0017-3916 7: 233-250.

Reinhardt, K. 1979. Sophocles ISBN: 0631184805. Oxford: Blackwell. [chapter 6].

Roberts, D.H. 1969. Different stories: Sophoclean narrative(s) in the Philoctetes. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 119: 161-76.

Roisman, H.M. 2005 Sophocles : Philoctetes ISBN: 0715633848. London: Duckworth.

Rose, P.W. 1976. Sophocles’ Philoctetes and the teachings of the sophists. Harvard studies in classical philology. 80: 49-105.

Stephens, J.C. 1995. The wound of Philoctetes. Mnemosyne. ISSN: 0026-7074 48: 153-168.

Taplin, O. 1971. Significant actions in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine studies. ISSN: 0017-3916 12: 25-44.

Taplin, O. 1987. The mapping of Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 34: 69-77. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Winnington-Ingram, R.P. 1980. Sophocles: an interpretation ISBN: 0521296846 (pbk). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [chapter 12].

Whitby, M. 1996. Telemachus transformed? The origins of Neoptolemus in Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 43: 31-42.

Euripides Medea

Prescribed translation: Euripides Medea and Other Plays, tr. J. Morwood (Oxford World’s Classics 1998).

The translation in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue) is also worth looking at: Euripides, Cyclops [electronic resource] ; Alcestis ; Medea ISBN: 9780674995604 print version, tr. D. Kovacs Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).

Commentaries:

J. Mossman Medea ISBN: 9780856687884 (pbk.); 9780856687839 (hbk.); 0856687839 (hbk.); 085668788X (pbk.) (Oxford: Aris & Phillips, 2011) [keyed to English translation].

D.J. Mastronarde Medea ISBN: 0521643864 (pbk.) : No price; 0521643651 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Books and articles:

Allan, W. 2002. Euripides : Medea ISBN: 071563187X (pbk). London: Duckworth.

Barlow, S.A. 1995. Euripides’ Medea: a subversive play? In: In: Griffiths, A. ed. Stage directions : essays in ancient drama in honour of E.W. Handley ISBN: 0900587776. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement. 66. London: Institute of Classical Studies. Pp. 36-45.

Barlow, S.A. 1989. Stereotype and reversal in Euripides’ Medea. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 36: 158-71.

Bongie, E.B. 1977. Heroic elements in the Medea of Euripides. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 107: 27-56.

Burnett, A.P. 1973. Medea and the tragedy of revenge. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 68: 1-24.

Clauss, J.J. and Johnston, S.I. ed. 1997. Medea : essays on Medea in myth, literature, philosophy, and art ISBN: 0691043760. Princeton University Press.

Dunkle, J.R. 1969. The Aegeus episode and the theme of Euripides’ Medea. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 100: 97-107.

Easterling, P.E. 1977. The infanticide in Euripides’ Medea. Yale Classical Studies. ISSN: 0363-1923 25: 177-91. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Flory, S. 1978. Medea’s right hand: promises and revenge. Transactions of the American Philological Association. ISSN: 0271-4442 108: 69-74.

Foley, H.P. 1989. Medea’s divided self. Classical antiquity. ISSN: 0278-6656 8: 61-85.

Galis, L. 1992. Medea’s metamorphosis. Eranos. ISSN: 0013-9947 90: 65-81. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Gellie, G. 1988. The character of Medea. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 35: 15-22. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Gill, C. 1996. Personality in Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy : the self in dialogue ISBN: 0198146760. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Pp. 154-74 and 216-26].

Griffiths, E. 2006. Medea ISBN: 0415300703 (pbk. : alk. paper); 041530069X (hardback : alk. paper). London: Routledge.

Hall, E. 1989. Inventing the barbarian : Greek self-definition through tragedy ISBN: 019814895X; 0198147805 (pbk). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Knox, B.M.W. 1977. The Medea of Euripides. Yale Classical Studies. 25: 193-225. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Kovacs, D. 1993. Zeus in Euripides’ Medea. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 114: 45-70.

Lawrence, S. 1997. Audience uncertainty and Euripides’ Medea, Hermes. ISSN: 0018-0777 125: 49-55.

March, J. 1990. Euripides the misogynist? In: Powell, A. ed. Euripides, women, and sexuality ISBN: 041501025X. London: Routledge. Pp. 32-75.

McClure, L. 1999. “The worst husband”: discourses of praise and blame in Euripides’ Medea. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 94: 373-94.

Mills, S.P. 1980. The sorrows of Medea. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 75: 289-96.

Müller, M. 2001. The language of reciprocity in Euripides’ Medea. The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 122: 471-504.

Newman, J.K. 2001. Euripides' Medea : structures of estrangement. Illinois Classical Studies 26: 53-76.

Rehm, R. 1989. Medea and the logos of the heroic. Eranos. ISSN: 0013-9947 87: 97-115. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Sfyroeras, P. 1995. The ironies of salvation: the Aigeus scene in Euripides’ Medea. The Classical Journal. ISSN: 0009-8353 90: 125-142.

Sicking, C.M.J. 1998. Jason’s case. In: C.M.J. Sicking, Distant companions : selected papers ISBN: 9004110542. Leiden: Brill. Pp. 63-76.

Stuttard, D. ed.. 2014. Looking at Medea : essays and a translation of Euripides' tragedy ISBN: 9781472530516 (pbk.); 9781472527721 (hardback). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

van Zyl Smit, B. 2002. Medea the feminist. Acta classica. 45: 101-22. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Williamson, M. 1990. A woman’s place Euripides’ Medea. In: Powell, A. ed. Euripides, women, and sexuality ISBN: 041501025X. London: Routledge. Pp. 16-31.

Worthington, I. 1990. The ending of Euripides’ Medea. Hermes. ISSN: 0018-0777 118: 502-5.

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Sophocles: general

Blundell, M.W. 1989. Helping friends and harming enemies : a study in Sophocles and Greek ethics ISBN: 0521423902; 0521351162. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Burton, R.W.B. 1980. The chorus in Sophocles' tragedies ISBN: 0198143745. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Buxton R.G.A. 1984. Sophocles. Greece and RomeISSN: 0017-3835 Sophocles ISBN: 0903035138 (pbk).

Easterling, P. 1977. Character in Sophocles. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 24: 121-9.

Knox, B.M.W. 1966. The heroic temper : studies in Sophoclean tragedy ISBN: 0520049578. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Markantonatos, A. ed. 2012. Brill's companion to Sophocles ISBN: 9789004184923 hardback; 9004184929 hardback. Leiden: Brill.

Ormand, K. ed. 2012. A companion to Sophocles ISBN: 9781405187268 (hbk.) : £110.00; 1405187263 (hbk.) : £110.00. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Reinhardt, K. 1979. Sophocles ISBN: 0631184805 Oxford: Blackwell.

Segal, C.P. 1981. Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

Segal, C.P. 1995 Sophocles' tragic world : divinity, nature, society ISBN: 0674821017; 0674821009 (alk. paper). Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

Winnington-Ingram, R.P. 1980. Sophocles: an interpretation ISBN: 0521296846 (pbk). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Euripides: general

Burnett, A.P. 1971. Catastrophe survived : Euripides' plays of mixed reversal ISBN: 0198141866. Oxford University Press.

Collard, C 1975. Formal debates in Euripides’ tragedies. Greece and Rome. ISSN: 0017-3835 22: 58-71.

Collard, C. 1981. Euripides. Euripides ISBN: 0903035111 : £2.50.

Conacher, D. 1967. Euripidean drama : myth, theme and structure. Toronto: Toronto University Press.

Conacher, D. 1981. Rhetoric and relevance in Euripidean drama’ The American Journal of Philology. ISSN: 0002-9475 102: 3-25.

Conacher, D. 1998. Euripides and the Sophists : some dramatic treatments of philosophical ideas ISBN: 071562816X (pbk). London: Duckworth.

Cropp, M., Lee, K. and Sansone, D. ed.. 2000. Euripides and Tragic Theatre in the Late Fifth Century = Illinois classical studies. ISSN: 0363-1923 24-25 (1999-2000). OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Foley, H. 1985. Ritual irony : poetry and sacrifice in Euripides ISBN: 0801416922. Cornell: Cornell University Press.

Gregory, J. 1991. Euripides and the instruction of the Athenians ISBN: 9780472084432; 0472102303 (alk. paper). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Halleran, M. 1985. Stagecraft in Euripides. London: Croom Helm.

de Jong, I. 1991. Narrative in drama : the art of the Euripidean messenger-speech ISBN: 9004094067. Leiden: Brill.

Kovacs, D. 1987. The heroic muse : studies in the Hippolytus and Hecuba of Euripides ISBN: 0801835305. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Lloyd, M. 1992. The agon in Euripides ISBN: 0198147783. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mastronarde, D. 2010. The art of Euripides : dramatic technique and social context ISBN: 9780521768399 (hbk.); 052176839X (hbk.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McClure, L.K. ed. 2017. A companion to Euripides ISBN: 9781119257509 (Cloth); 1119257506 (Cloth); 9781119257523 (epub); 9781119257516 (ePDF). Malden, MA: Wiley.

Michelini, A.N. 1987. Euripides and the tragic tradition ISBN: 0299107604. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Mossman, J. ed. 2003. Euripides Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yunis, H. 1988. A new creed : fundamental religious beliefs in the Athenian Polis and Euripidean drama ISBN: 3525251904. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht,.

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Greek tragedy

Surveys and introductions

Easterling, P. ed. 1998. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Garland, R. 2004. Surviving Greek tragedy ISBN: 0715631233 (pbk). London: Duckworth. [on how the plays were preserved and transmitted].

Gregory, J. (ed.) 2005. A Companion to Greek Tragedy. Malden MA: Blackwell.

Rehm, R. 1992. Greek tragic theatre ISBN: 0415048311. London: Routledge.

Sommerstein, A.H. 2002. Greek Drama and Dramatists. London: Routledge.

Collections of essays

McAuslan, I. and Walcot, P. ed. 1993. Greek tragedy ISBN: 0199203008; 0199203016. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gredley, B. ed. 1987. Essays on Greek Drama [= Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 34]. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Gould, T.F. and Herington, C.J. ed. 1977. Greek Tragedy [= Yale Classical Studies. 25]. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 31/10/2018) 

Segal, E. ed. 1983. Oxford readings in Greek tragedy ISBN: 0198721102 (pbk ; cased) : £7.95; 0198721161. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Silk, M. ed. 1996. Tragedy and the tragic : Greek theatre and beyond ISBN: 0198152590 (pbk); 0198149514. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Interpretation and literary criticism: various aspects.

Aristotle. 1996. Poetics, tr. M. Heath. Penguin: Harmondsworth.

Barrett, J. 2002. Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy ISBN: 0520231805. Berkeley: University of California Press,.

Belfiore, E. 2000. Murder among Friends: Violations of Philia in Greek Tragedy. Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burnett, A.P. 1998. Revenge in Attic and later tragedy ISBN: 0520210964 (cloth: alk. paper). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Buxton, R. 1982. Persuasion in Greek Tragedy Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Easterling, P.E. 1990. Constructing character in Greek tragedy. In: Pelling, C.B.R. ed. Characterization and individuality in Greek literature ISBN: 0198140584. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp 83-99.

Foley, H. 2003. Choral identity in Greek tragedy. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 98: 1-30.

Goldhill, S. 1986 Reading Greek tragedy ISBN: 0521315794. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gould, J. 1978. Dramatic character in Greek tragedy. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. ISSN: 0068-6735 24: 17-27. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Goward, B. 1998. Telling tragedy : narrative technique in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides ISBN: 0715627953 : £40.00. London: Duckworth.

Heath, M. 1987. The poetics of Greek tragedy ISBN: 0715619748. London: Duckworth.

Knox, B.M.W. 1979. Word and action : essays on the ancient theater. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Padel, R. 1992. In and out of the mind : Greek images of the tragic self ISBN: 0691037663 (pbk); 0691073791. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Seaford, R. 1994. Reciprocity and ritual : Homer and tragedy in the developing city-state ISBN: 0198150369 (pbk); 0198149492. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Segal, C. 1986. Interpreting Greek tragedy : myth, poetry, text ISBN: 0801418909. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press.

Taplin, O. 2003. Greek Tragedy in Action. 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Vickers, B. 1973. Towards Greek tragedy : drama, myth, society ISBN: 0582504473. London: Longman.

Theatre and performance

Csapo, E. and Slater, W. 1994. The context of ancient drama ISBN: 0472082752 (acid-free paper); 0472105450 (hardcover : acid-free paper). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Green, J.R. 1994. Theatre in Ancient Greek Society. London: Routledge.

Taplin, O. 1977. The stagecraft of Aeschylus : the dramatic use of exits and entrances in Greek tragedy ISBN: 0198140061. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wiles, D. 2000.Greek theatre performance : an introduction ISBN: 0521648572 (pbk.) : £11.95. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wiles, D. 1997. Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning ISBN: 0521666155 (pbk); 0521462681. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Religion

Burkert, W. 1966. Greek tragedy and sacrificial ritual. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine studies. ISSN: 0017-3916 7: 87-121.

Burkert, W. 1985. Greek Religion. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lloyd-Jones, H. 1983.The Justice of Zeus. 2nd edition. Berkeley: University of California Press,

Mikalson, J. 1991. Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy ISBN: 0807843482; 0807820059. Chapel Hill:: University of North Carolina Press.

Mikalson, J. 2010. Ancient Greek Religion. 2nd edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Parker, P. 1983. Miasma : pollution and purification in early Greek religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Parker, R. 1997. Gods cruel and kind: tragic and civic theology. In: Pelling, C. (ed.) Greek tragedy and the historian ISBN: 0198149875 (HB : alk paper). Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp. 143-60.

Scullion, S. 2002. “Nothing to with Dionysus”: tragedy misconceived as ritual. The Classical quarterly. ISSN: 0009-8388 52: 102-37.

Sourvinou-Inwood, C. 1997. Tragedy and religion: constructs and readings. In: Pelling, C. (ed.) Greek tragedy and the historian ISBN: 0198149875 (HB : alk paper). Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp. 161-86.

Sourvinou-Inwood, C. 2003. Tragedy and Athenian religion ISBN: 0739104004 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0739103997. Lanham MD: Lexngton Books.

Mythological background

Gantz, T. 1993. Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [essential reference work for variant versions of myths in early Greek literature].

Hard, R. 2004. The Routledge handbook of Greek mythology ISBN: 0415186366. London: Routledge.

Women in tragedy

des Bouvrie, S.. 1990. Women in Greek tragedy : an anthropological approach ISBN: 8200211258. Oslo: Norwegian University Press.

Easterling, P.E. 1987. Women in tragic space. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. ISSN: 0076-0730 34: 15-26. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Foley. H.P. 2001. Female Acts in Greek Tragedy. Princeton: University Press.

Foley. H.P. ed. 2004. Reflections of Women in Antiquity. London: Routledge.

Gould, 1980. Law, custom and myth: aspects of the social position of women in fifth-century Athens. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 100 () 38-59.

Just, R. 1989. Women in Athenian law and life ISBN: 0415058414; 0415003466. London: Routledge.

Lefkowitz, M.R. 2007. Women in Greek Myth. 2nd edition. London: Duckworth.

Loraux, N. 1981. Tragic ways of killing a woman ISBN: 0674902254; 0674902262 (pbk). Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

McClure, L. 1999. Spoken like a woman : speech and gender in Athenian drama ISBN: 0691017301; 9780691144412 (pbk.). Princeton: University Press.

Powell, A. (ed.) 1990. Euripides, women, and sexuality ISBN: 041501025X. London: Euripides, Women and Sexuality. London: Routledge.

Rehm, R. 1994. Marriage to death : the conflation of wedding and funeral rituals in Greek tragedy ISBN: 0691033692. Princeton: University Press.

Seaford, R. 1987. The tragic wedding. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 107: 106-30.

Shaw, M. 1975. The female intruder: women in fifth-century drama. Classical Philology. ISSN: 0009-837X 70: 255-66.

Wiersma, S. 1984. Women in Sophocles. Mnemosyne. ISSN: 0026-7074 37: 25-55.

Social and ideological background

Carter, D. 2004. The politics of Greek tragedy ISBN: 9781904675167 (pbk); 9781904675501 (hbk). Bristol : Bristol Phoenix Press,.

Dover, K.J. 1974. Greek Popular Morality. Oxford: Blackwell.

Goldhill, S 1990. The Great Dionysia and civic ideology. In: Winkler, J. and Zeitlin, F. ed. Nothing to do with Dionysos? : Athenian drama in its social context ISBN: 0691015252; 0691068143 (alk. paper) : 45.00. Princeton: University Press. Pp. 97-129.

Gould, J.1973. Hiketeia. The journal of Hellenic studies. ISSN: 0075-4269 93: 74-103 [on supplication].

Griffin, J. 1998. The social function of Attic tragedy. The Classical quarterly. ISSN: 0009-8388 48: 39-61.

Griffin, J. 1999. Sophocles and the democratic city. In: J. Griffin ed. Sophocles revisited : essays presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 73-94.

Hall, E. 1989. Inventing the barbarian : Greek self-definition through tragedy ISBN: 019814895X; 0198147805 (pbk). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Heath, M. 2006. The “social function” of tragedy: clarifications and questions. In: Cairns, D.L. and Liapis, V. ed. Dionysalexandros : essays on Aeschylus and his fellow tragedians in honour of Alexander F. Garvie ISBN: 9781905125135; 1905125135. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales. Pp. 253-81.

Seaford, R. 2000. The social function of Attic tragedy: a response to Jasper Griffin. The Classical quarterly. ISSN: 0009-8388 50: 30-44.

Swift, L. 2016. Greek tragedy : themes and contexts ISBN: 9781474236836 paperback; 1474236839 paperback; 9781474236850 electronic book; 9781474236843 electronic book. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

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This list was last updated on 18/01/2021