- Guilt by Descent
N. J. Sewell‐Rutter
- Oxford University Press
This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the characteristics of a Greek tragedy. It then explains the purpose of the book, which is to shed new light on one of the central concerns of tragedy, and contribute to the understanding of the peculiar quiddity of this inescapably absorbing genre. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.
Greek tragedy, Attic tragedians, family relations
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