Euripidean Polemic

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Author  Dr Neil T. Croally
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   December 17, 2007
ISBN  0521041120
Pages  328

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The book offers an interpretation of Euripides' The Trojan Women that issues from the argument that the function of Greek tragedy was to educate. The author demonstrates that the play performs its function by examining Athenian ideology. By making the didactic function of tragedy the basis of his interpretation, N.T. Croally is able to offer a coherent view on a number of long-standing problems in Euripidean criticism, such as the relation of Euripides to the Sophists.

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