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A Study of Heroic Humanism

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674862869

Publication Date: 01/01/1951

292 pages


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  • Preface
  • Part One: The Enigma Of Sophocles
    • I. The Classic View
    • II. Scholarship and Hamartia
    • III. Chronology
  • Part Two: Tragic Arete
    • IV. The Matrix of Heroism: Ajax
    • V. Man the Measure: Antigone
  • Part Three: Tragic Knowledge
    • VI. Late Learning: Trachiniae
    • VII. Irrational Evil: Oedipus Rex
  • Part Four: Tragic Endurance
    • VIII. Trial by Time: Electra
    • IX. The Paradox of Will: Philoctetes
    • X. Apocalypse: Oedipus at Colonus
  • Part Five: The Heroic World
    • XI. Sophocles and the Fifth Century
    • XII. The Metaphysic of Humanism
  • Notes
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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