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Author Emde Boas, Evert van, 1982-
Title Language and character in Euripides' Electra / Evert van Emde Boas.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Author Emde Boas, Evert van, 1982-
Series Oxford Classical Monographs
Oxford classical monographs.
Subject Euripides. Electra.
Euripides -- Characters.
Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Aims, approaches, outline -- 1.1. Reading, linguistically -- 1.2. Outline of the book -- 2. Linguistic approaches -- 2.1. Introduction: Bauformen and text types -- 2.2. Conversation analysis -- 2.3. Pragmatics -- 2.3.1. Speech acts -- 2.3.2. (Neo- )Gricean theories of meaning -- 2.4. Sociolinguistics -- 2.4.1. Gender -- 2.4.2. Politeness and power -- 2.5. Gnomic utterances in context: some aspects of modern paroemiology -- 2.6. Narrative and argumentative texts: discourse cohesion -- 3. Textual criticism -- 4. View of the play -- 4.1. Characters and characterization -- 4.1.1. Conceptualization; characterization through style -- 4.1.2. Electra and Orestes -- 4.2. Themes and motifs -- 4.3. Tradition (and the recognition scene) -- 4.4. Roads not taken -- I. Rustic Language: The Peasant -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Peasant's tale (1 -- 53) -- 3. Husband and wife (54 -- 81, 341 -- 63, 404 -- 31) -- 3.1. Marriage under face threat -- 3.2. Getting water (54 -- 81) -- 3.3. Welcoming guests (341 -- 63) -- 3.4. Preparing food (404 -- 31) -- 4. Further stylistic points; conclusion -- II. Constancy amid Change: The Linguistic Characterization of Electra -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Resistance through lament: the early scenes (54 -- 81, 112 -- 214) -- 2.1. Electra as mourner -- 2.2. Electra as wife -- 2.3. Electra as Argive 'maiden' -- 2.4. Characterization of Electra -- 2.4.1. Patterns of miscommunication -- 2.4.2. Electra's character: the debate -- 3. Electra and her unexpected guest (215 -- 338) -- 3.1. Stichomythia (215 -- 89) -- 3.2. 'Message' (300 -- 38) -- 4. Recognition and planning (487 -- 698) -- 5. Electra, Aegisthus, and Clytemnestra -- 5.1. Play of halves? -- 5.2. 'Kakology' (907 -- 56) -- 5.2.1. Electra's 'undramatic' generalizations -- 5.2.2. Analysis of the speech -- 5.3. 'Into the boudoir': Electra and Clytemnestra (998 -- 1146) -- 5.3.1. Opening exchanges (998 -- 1010) -- 5.3.2. Clytemnestra's speech (1011 -- 50) -- 5.3.3. Parrhesia (1055 -- 9) -- 5.3.4. Electra's speech (1060 -- 99) -- 5.3.5. Mother and daughter (1102 -- 46) -- 6. Exodos -- 6.1. Kommos (1177 -- 232) -- 6.2. Deus ex machina (1233 -- 358) -- III. Orestes' Linguistic (Dis)guises -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Orestes incognito -- 2.1. Initial observations -- 2.2. general reflections -- 2.2.1. 'A man in exile is powerless'(236) -- 2.2.2. Pity and intelligence (290-6) -- 2.2.3. Evaluating character (367-400) -- 2.3. Second disguise (774-858) -- 3. Conclusion.
Summary This study of Euripides' Electra marries linguistics and literary criticism to provide novel insights into the interpretation of the play. Focusing on characterization, it demonstrates how the figures are shaped through their use of language, using new means of analysis to argue for a balanced interpretation and challenge prevailing views.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-302) and indexes.
ISBN 9780192512208
019251220X
0192512218
9780192512215 (electronic bk.)
9780191835445
0191835447
9780198793601
019879360X
OCLC # 971365845
Additional Format Print version: Van Emde Boas, Evert. Language and Character in Euripides' Electra. Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017


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