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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Preview — Greek Tragedy by H. Greek Tragedy by H. This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: 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.
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Greek Tragedy A Literary Study (1939)
Apr 07, Jackson Cyril rated it really liked it. A vigorous and lively introduction to Greek Tragedy as it was practiced by its three most famous playwrights, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Kitto’s analysis is largely concerned with the form and structure of the gredk, but there are interesting insights into other elements as well.
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Equal to Bate’s biography of Keats as a work of scholarship, worthy of the Negative Capability letter for the sympathetic quality of its thought, and unmatched as an introduction to the work of the Greek tragic poets.
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He wrote his doctorate in at the University of Bristol. He became a lecturer in Greek at the University of Glasgow from to On that year, he returned to the University of Bristol where he became Professor of Greek and emeritus in He concentrated on studies of Greek tragedy, especially translations of the works of Sophocles.
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