Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Greek Tragedy and the Emotions: An Introductory Study

£14.99

Product description

About the book:
According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre.

In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for emotionalism as the great Attic playwrights presented it, as the actors and choruses expressed it, and as their audiences reacted to it. Sociological aspects of the issue are considered, and the whole range of emotions, not just pity and fear, is discussed. The aural, visual and stylistic methods of inciting emotion are analysed, and Aeschylus Oresteia is examined exclusively in terms of the emotions that it exploits. Finally, Stanfords conclusions are contrasted with the accepted theories of tragic catharsis.

Greek terms are transliterated and all quotations are in translation, so Greek Tragedy and the Emotions will appeal particularly to those unfamiliar with Classical Greek.

Book very good condition except slight rip in dust jacket cover on front. Embossed with braille inscription on front cover.

Item details

Author(s):
W. B. Stanford
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710095546
ISBN-13:
9780710095541
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul
Title:
Greek Tragedy and the Emotions: An Introductory Study

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Ts and Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

About the book:
According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre.

In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for emotionalism as the great Attic playwrights presented it, as the actors and choruses expressed it, and as their audiences reacted to it. Sociological aspects of the issue are considered, and the whole range of emotions, not just pity and fear, is discussed. The aural, visual and stylistic methods of inciting emotion are analysed, and Aeschylus Oresteia is examined exclusively in terms of the emotions that it exploits. Finally, Stanfords conclusions are contrasted with the accepted theories of tragic catharsis.

Greek terms are transliterated and all quotations are in translation, so Greek Tragedy and the Emotions will appeal particularly to those unfamiliar with Classical Greek.

Book very good condition except slight rip in dust jacket cover on front. Embossed with braille inscription on front cover.

Author(s):
W. B. Stanford
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710095546
ISBN-13:
9780710095541
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul
Title:
Greek Tragedy and the Emotions: An Introductory Study

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days



Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Kenilworth

A standard shop selling a wide range of high quality items and collectables.

View Shop