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Aeschylus and war : comparative perspectives on Seven against Thebes / edited by Isabelle Ttorrance.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Routledge monographs in classical studies
Routledge monographs in classical studies
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Subjects:
Aeschylus. Seven against Thebes -- Congresses.
Seven against Thebes (Aeschylus).
War in literature -- Congresses.
War in literature.
Form/Genre:
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Summary:
This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an international cast of experts, as well as a conversation with a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., giving her perspectives on the blending of reality and fiction in Aeschylus' war tragedies and on the potential of Greek tragedy to speak to contemporary veterans. This book is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and war literature.
Contents:
Aeschylus and war / Isabelle Torrance
pt. I. Modern perspectives. Aeschylus on war : a conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Kristen Janowsky / moderated by Olivier Morel and Isabelle Torrance, prepared for publication by Isabelle Torrance ; Aeschylus, gangland Naples, and the siege of Sarajevo : Mario Martone's Teatro di Guerra / Isabelle Torrance ; Thebes as high-collatoral-damage target : moral accountability for killing in Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes / Peter Meineck
pt. II. Ancient perspectives. Greek armies against towns : siege warfare and the Seven against Thebes / Fernando Echeverría ; Eteocles and Thebes in Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes / Lowell Edmunds ; The music of war in Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes / Mark Griffith ; Fathers and sons in war : Seven against Thebes, Pythian 8, and the polemics of genre / Margaret Foster
pt. III. The destruction of Thebes, ancient and modern. Aeschylus and the destruction of Thebes : what did Apollo's oracle mean? / Alan H. Sommerstein ; The destruction of Thebes in Brecht's Antigone (1948) / Douglas Cairns.
Notes:
"All the contributions to this volume, with the exception of Sommerstein's, were first presented at the University of Notre Dame in September 2015 for a symposium entitled 'War, Trauma, Religion: Comparative Perspectives on Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes'"--Acknowledgements.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-220) and index.
Contributor:
Torrance, Isabelle C., editor.
University of Notre Dame, host institution.
ISBN:
9781138677005
1138677000
9781315559841
OCLC:
957696347