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Private lives, public deaths : Antigone and the invention of individuality

Author: Jonathan Strauss
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Here, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles' tragedy 'Antigone' crystallized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment - fifth-century Athens - into one idea: the value of a single, living person.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Sophocles.; Sophocles.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Strauss
ISBN: 9780823251346 0823251349 9780823252954 0823252957 0823251322 9780823251322 0823251330 9780823251339
OCLC Number: 846997954
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
Contents: Tragedy, the city, and its dead --
Two orders of individuality --
The citizen --
Loss embodied --
States of exclusion --
Inventing life --
Mourning, longing, loving --
Exit tragedy --
Appendixes: A. Summary of Sophocles's Labdacid cycle ; B. Timeline of relevant events in ancient Greece.
Responsibility: Jonathan Strauss.


Private Lives, Public Deaths draws on classical studies, Hegel, and modern philosophical analyses to describe how Sophocle's tragedy Antigone expresses a key concern of ancient Greek culture: the  Read more...


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"Strauss's monograph stands as a unique contribution that will be impossible to ignore for many years to come. The reason is that Strauss does not simply do an analysis of Sophocles' play, nor does Read more...

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