Heracles' Bow

Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law

Author: James Boyd White

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299104146

Category: Law

Page: 272

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The law has traditionally been regarded as a set of rules and institutions. In this thoughtful series of essays, James Boyd White urges a fresh view of the law as an essentially literary, rhetorical, and ethical activity. Defining and elaborating his conception, he artfully bridges the fields of jurisprudence, literature, philosophy, history, and political science. The result, a new approach that may change the way we perceive the legal process, will engage not only lawyers and law students but anyone interested in the relationship between ethics, persuasion, and community. White's essays, though bound by a common perspective, are thematically varied. Each of these pieces makes eloquent and insightful reading. Taken as a whole, they establish, by triangulation, a position from which they all proceed: a view of poetry, law, and rhetoric as essentially synonymous. Only when we perceive the links between these processes, White stresses, can we begin to unite the concerns of truth, beauty, and justice in a single field of action and expression.

Heracles and Other Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832597

Category: Drama

Page: 161

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Alcestis * Heracles * Children of Heracles * CyclopsEuripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal. The first three plays in this volume are filled with violence or its threat, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstickhumour that characterized the genre.There is death in Alcestis, which explores the marital relationship of Alcestis and Admetus with pathos and grim humour, but whose status as tragedy is subverted by a happy ending. The blood-soaked Heracles portrays deep emotional pain and undeserved suffering; its demand for a more humanisticethics in the face of divine indifference and callousness makes it one of Euripides' more popular and profound plays. Children of Heracles is a rich and complex work, famous for its dialogues and monologues, in which the effects of war on refugees and the consequences of sheltering them aremovingly explored. In Cyclops Euripides takes the familiar story of Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops Polyphemus and turns it to hilarious comic effect. Euripides' other plays are all available in Oxford World's Classics.

Heracles and Euripidean Tragedy

Author: Thalia Papadopoulou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446679

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Euripides' Heracles is an extraordinary play of great complexity, exploring the co-existence of both positive and negative aspects of the eponymous hero. Euripides treats Heracles' ambivalence by showing his uncertain position after the completion of his labours and turns him into a tragic hero by dramatizing his development from the invincible hero of the labours to the courageous bearer of suffering. This book offers a comprehensive reading of Heracles examining it in the contexts of Euripidean dramaturgy, Greek drama and fifth-century Athenian society. It shows that the play, which raises profound questions on divinity and human values, deserves to have a prominent place in every discussion about Euripides and about Greek tragedy. Tracing some of Euripides' most spectacular writing in terms of emotional and intellectual effect, and discussing questions of narrative, rhetoric, stagecraft and audience reception, this work is required reading for all students and scholars of Euripides.

Twelve Labours of Heracles

Author: James Ford

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 1904642349

Category: Heracles (Greek mythology)

Page: 32

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In a fit of madness, Heracles has killed his family and offended the gods. As punishment, King Eurystheus has set him twelve seemingly impossible tasks. They will take our hero all over the known world and test the limits of his strength and ingenuity. But can he overcome the odds?

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae

Four Plays

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585105996

Category: Drama

Page: 316

View: 9522

This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.


Author: Euripides,Philip Vellacott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140441298

Category: Drama

Page: 204

View: 1458

Translated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.

The Labors of Heracles

Author: Johanna Ehrmann

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477762272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1345

Heracles, also known as Hercules, was perhaps the greatest hero in all of Greek mythology, known for his awesome strength and bravery. His father was Zeus, the king of the gods. His mother was Alcmene, a mortal woman. Hera, the goddess of women and marriage, and Zeus’s wife, punished Heracles for the misdeeds of his father. Lucky for us, the challenges she set for him make for great stories perfect for the graphic format. Readers will be enthralled by the adventure as they learn about the legends and legendary creatures of Greek mythology through the labors of Heracles.

Works and Days, Theogony and the Shield of Heracles

Author: Hesiod,Hugh G. Evelyn-White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486452182

Category: Fiction

Page: 71

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These three classics of Greek literature — often called extended poems — helped bridge the oral and written traditions of Greek civilization. Like his contemporary, Homer, Hesiod artfully relates the struggles and triumphs of the gods as he offers moral and practical advice for earthbound mortals. A poetic treatise on agriculture and farming, Works and Days also presents instructions for daily life and social behavior. Theogony, on the other hand, concerns the origins of the gods, from the battle between the Titans to the ultimate triumph of Zeus. The Shield of Heracles holds further adventure, recounting one of the legendary hero's epic battles. This scrupulously accurate and readable translation is essential for students of Greek mythology and literature.

Classical Mythology & More

A Reader Workbook

Author: Marianthe Colakis,Mary Joan Masello

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 1610411404

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 459

View: 3552

Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.

Apollonius' Argonautica

Author: Mary M. De Forest

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004100176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 1908

In an epic poem narrated by a self-declared opponent of epic poetry, the hero and his 50 Argonauts are thrust aside by the first heroine of third-person narrative and a forerunner of the powerful women in fiction.