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Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Pietro Pucci


This book explores Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, this book goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual strategies. The driving force behind this program is Euripides's desire to subvert the traditional anthropomorphic view of the Greek gods—a belief system that in his view strips human beings of their independence and ability to act wisely and justly. Instead of fatuous religious beliefs, Athenians need the wisdom and the strength ... More

Keywords: revolutionary literary art, Euripides, enlightened thought, Greek gods, plot development, language, composition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700613
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pietro Pucci, author
Cornell University

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