Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays (Paperback)

By Daniel Mendelsohn

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199278046, 274pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

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Hardcover (1/9/2003)

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The first full-length study of Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women to appear in fifty years, Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays uses fresh insights into the Greek conception of gender and the Athenian ideology of civic identity to demonstrate at last the formal elegance and intellectual complexity of two works that are still dismissed as artistic failures within the poet's oeuvre.

About the Author

Daniel Mendelsohn, a writer and critic living in New York, is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics at Princeton University. He is the recipient of the 2002 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.