So asks H.D.F Kitto in his acclaimed study of Greek tragedy, available for the first time in Routledge Classics. Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral. Provides illuminating answers to many questions: why did Sophocles develop character-drawing? How and why does it differ from that of Aeschylus? Why are. H. D. F. KITTo. Greek Tragedy; A Literary Study. London,. Methuen, Pp. x + 15 s. As the title suggests, this is a consideration of the extant plays as.

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Greek Tragedy

Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral and intellectual questions, the Greek dramatist is above all an artist and the key to understanding classical Greek drama is to try and understand the tragic conception of each play. Greek Tragedy is neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism which all students of literature will find suggestive and stimulating. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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He lectured at the University of Glasgow from before becoming Professor of Greek at Bristol University, where he taught until Amazon Iitto Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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He will criticize and recognize ,itto, but his approach is to presume that the dramatists knew what they were doing and to ask why. Review ‘Two things give Kitto’s classic book its enduring freshness: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. He wrote his doctorate in at the University of Bristol.

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