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Greek Tragedy and Political Theory #2019

Greek Tragedy and Political Theory In this collection of ten essays contemporary politics and political theory are juxtaposed with the themes form and institutional place of Greek tragedy Editor Peter Euben writes in the Preface Fo

  • Title: Greek Tragedy and Political Theory
  • Author: J. Peter Euben Arlene W. Saxonhouse Stephen G. Salkever Froma Zeitlin Charles Segal Warren J. Lane Ann M. Lane Anthony J. Podlecki
  • ISBN: 9780520055841
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greek Tragedy and Political Theory By J. Peter Euben Arlene W. Saxonhouse Stephen G. Salkever Froma Zeitlin Charles Segal Warren J. Lane Ann M. Lane Anthony J. Podlecki, In this collection of ten essays, contemporary politics and political theory are juxtaposed with the themes, form, and institutional place of Greek tragedy.Editor Peter Euben writes in the Preface, For whatever reasons we read tragedy differently than previous generations For those no longer enad of technological utopias, less sure that history means progress and thaIn this collection of ten essays, contemporary politics and political theory are juxtaposed with the themes, form, and institutional place of Greek tragedy.Editor Peter Euben writes in the Preface, For whatever reasons we read tragedy differently than previous generations For those no longer enad of technological utopias, less sure that history means progress and that is better, and aware of the finitude of our power and powers, the image of classical Greece is less one of serenity, proportion, and rationality than of turbulence, dissonance, and an ambivalent morality that plagues action and passion it is the darkness tragedy contains and discloses that increasingly fascinates contemporary critics and readers T he new interpretation of tragedy invigorates and gives depth to the pessimism of such modern social theorists as Max Weber Jacques Ellul, the Frankfurt School, and Michel Foucault For all its pessimism this crisis in the conception of the classical can help clarify what is at stake The juxtaposition of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics can enrich the way we talk about our public lives and stay the triteness that afflicts almost all cultural criticism The juxtaposition can also provide a sensibility to express feelings and fears in public that are now expressed awkwardly and hesitantly In this and other ways the reading of Greek tragedies can qualitatively expand the political agenda , bringing before the public issues, such as mortality, madness, piety, and passion, that are usually consigned to specialists or private life.

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