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Aias in Athens: the worlds of the play and the audience

Abstract:

Athenian tragic poets were careful to separate the ‘heroic’ world from the world of their ffth-century audience, and they did so by deploying the twin dynamic of ‘distance and diference’. This dynamic encoded cultural lessons and allowed the audience to sympathise with the dilemmas facing the characters on stage, and thus to evaluate and understand the way they went about dealing with those dilemmas. The Aias of Sophocles is used to make the point, demonstrating that the playwright attempted ...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Classics Faculty, Classical Languages and Lit
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Author
Publisher:
Fabrizio Serra editore Publisher's website
Journal:
Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica: atti di convegni Journal website
Publication date:
2016-01-01
ISSN:
1724-1901
URN:
uuid:0d8621e6-d888-495a-a38a-266edd84c772
Source identifiers:
568863
Local pid:
pubs:568863

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