Lost Dramas of Classical Athens
Greek Tragic Fragments
Edited by Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey
David Harvey was, until his retirement, Lecturer in Classics, University of Exeter.
Fiona McHardy is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading, and is co-editor of Women's Influence on Classical Civilization (Routledge).
James Robson is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University and has co-written a course book of classical Greek for post-beginners.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Fragments and their Collectors Rudolf Kassel, University of Cologne 2 Tragic Thrausmatology: the Study of the Fragments of Greek Tragedy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries David Harvey, formerly of University of Exeter 3 Euripidean Fragmentary Plays: the Nature of Sources and their Effect on Reconstruction Christopher Collard, The Queen's College, Oxford 4 Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus Antony G. Keen, Open University 5 Spectral Traces: Ghosts in Tragic Fragments Ruth Bardel, formerly of Somerville College, Oxford 6 Death and Wedding in Aeschylus' Niobe Richard Seaford, University of Exeter 7 From Treacherous Wives to Murderous Mothers: Filicide in Tragic Fragments Fiona McHardy, Roehampton University 8 Tragic Fragments, Ancient Philosophers and the Fragmented Self Christopher Gill, University of Exeter 9 Aristophanes on How to Write Tragedy: What You Wear is What You Are James Robson, Open University 10 HY][PSI][IPYLE: a Version for the Stage David Wiles, Royal Holloway, University of London Bibliography Index of fragmentary plays and ancient passages cited General Index
... remarkable survey of the whole subject that is offered in the first three chapters (only one of which derives from a paper actually presented at the conference). Rudolf Kassel (7-20; originally published in German in 1991) and David Harvey (21-48) between them provide a detailed overview of the entire history of the collection and publication of tragic fragments from 1619 until today (with mention of projects in progress)… Everyone concerned with tragic fragments will need to read the first three chapters (Harvey’s, in particular, is a vital study aid); everyone concerned with any of the plays or themes discussed in the next six will need to read one or more of them – and the last is just a delight.
Journal of Hellenic Studies, 126
Size: 240 x 165 mm
Publication: June 10, 2005