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Euripides and the Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl


How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek tragedy, this book argues that the poetic form of Euripides' drama constitutes a mode of political thought. Through readings of select plays, the book explores the politics of Euripides' radical aesthetics, showing how formal innovation generates pol ... More

Keywords: Euripidean drama, classical Athens, democracy, Greek tragedy, Euripides' drama, pathos, realism, political allegory, political thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691166506
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Wohl, author
University of Toronto