Michael Vickers's Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek PDF

By Michael Vickers

Literary historians have lengthy held the view that the performs of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal basically with archetypes of the heroic earlier and that any resemblance to modern occasions or participants is solely coincidental. during this ebook, Michael Vickers demanding situations this view and argues that Sophocles makes common and broad allusion to Athenian politics in his performs, specifically to Alcibiades, essentially the most debatable Athenian politicians of his day.Vickers indicates that Sophocles used to be no closeted highbrow yet a guy deeply focused on politics and he reminds us that Athenian politics was once intensely own. He argues cogently that classical writers hired hidden meanings and that consciously or sub-consciously, Sophocles was once projecting onto his performs tricks of up to date occasions or incidents, generally of a political nature, hoping that his audience's ardour for politics may improve the recognition of his performs. Vickers strengthens his case approximately Sophocles by means of discussing different authors - Thucydides, Plato and Euripides - in whom he additionally demonstrates a physique of allusions to Alcibiades and others.

Show description

Read Online or Download Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature PDF

Best ancient history books

Get Lucullus: A Life (International Library of Sociology PDF

This is often the 1st biography in English of Lucullus, considered one of Rome's maximum infantrymen, regularly thought of a degenerate. Paring again the legends and misconceptions surrounding his identify, the booklet examines Lucullus as a soldier, baby-kisser and aesthete. heir of the beliefs of his buddy Sulla, his profession spans the final years of the Roman republic whilst it used to be ruled below the structure the dictator had devised.

Read e-book online A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell PDF

Chosen via selection as a 2012 remarkable educational name presented a 2012 PROSE Honorable point out as a unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A significant other to ladies within the old international offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based number of newly-commissioned essays from famous students at the examine of girls within the historical international.

Download PDF by Thorsten Scherff: Anakyklosis - Der Kreislauf der Verfassungen im 6. Buch des

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, word: 1,7, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Veranstaltung: Die athenische Demokratie, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Schon früh haben sich griechische Philosophen mit verschiedenen Verfassungstypen beschäftigt und mit dem challenge, wie diese von einander abhängen.

Download PDF by Andrew Knapp: Royal Apologetic in the Ancient Near East (Writings from the

A clean exploration of apologetic fabric that pushes past shape criticismAndrew Knapp applies sleek style thought to 8 royal apologies that served to shield the legitimacy of kings who got here to energy below abnormal conditions. Knapp examines texts and inscriptions concerning Telipinu, Hattushili III, David, Solomon, Hazael, Esarhaddon, Nabonidus, and Darius to spot transhistorical universal matters that unite each one discourse.

Extra info for Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature

Example text

Download PDF sample

Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature by Michael Vickers


by David
4.2

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 8 votes