Language, Sexuality, Narrative: The Oresteia

Simon Goldhill

This publication is anxious with the complexity and trouble of analyzing the Oresteia. it isn't a conventional statement, even though it is usually focused on difficulties of interpretation and language, neither is it easily what's mostly understood via a literary learn, even though it frequently discusses the broader topics of the narrative. it's a shut analyzing of the textual content focusing on the constructing meanings of phrases in the structuring of the play. particularly, Simon Goldhill makes a speciality of the text's pursuits in language and its keep an eye on, in sexuality and sexual distinction, and within the development and outline of occasions. Dr Goldhill hyperlinks a valid philological wisdom with fabric drawn extensively from smooth literary thought and anthropological reviews. the result's a hard and provocative booklet, which deals for the intense scholar of Greek drama a thrilling variety of insights into the most vital texts of the traditional international.

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