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She has also written more introductory works such as her Introduction to Greek Tragedy , [17] which was well received. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ruth Scodel. Columbus, Ohio , U. Edinburgh University Press Books. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. A companion to Greek tragedy 1.

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Slater carefully describes the technical terms used, questions of anonymity or attribution of false authorship, the problem of how such songs and inscriptions reached Suetonius, as well as the potential force of ridiculing authority. John is explicit about the fact that the text was written and meant to be read aloud to an audience. Referring to Egbert Bakker and Wallace Chaffe she sets out to describe the characteristics of this style, offering a careful and precise analysis.

Considering how often scholars have to guess about the status of a text as having been composed either orally or in writing, it is refreshing for once to concentrate on a work which describes its status in so many words. Even so, it might be argued that St. The volume has much more to offer, and other readers might have emphasised other contributions.

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I have selected papers which either analyse well-known texts in new ways, bring attention to little read works, or make sources of various type cooperate; besides, such essays as have wider perspectives beyond the examples discussed. To end on a critical note: Most of the contributors come from the USA or closely related areas such as Israel or Australia, whereas only three authors are from Europe.

It seems strange that important scholarship in the field, especially from Germany and Italy, is not represented. Finally, the book suffers from sloppy proofreading. Throughout the volume there are many typos, some of them such as to disturb the sense, e.

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Nor am I impressed by the performance of the printing press: in the copy I received the first sheets were loose — astonishingly bad handicraft from such a well-reputed house as Brill. Oxford Classical Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press Bryn Mawr Classical Review Mnemosyne supplements.

Monographs on Greek and Latin Language and Literature, ISBN Some of the essays are excellent, and in the following I shall focus on them. BMCR Read comments on this review or add a comment on the BMCR blog. Read Latest.

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