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by Mary Whitlock Blundell

eBook Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics download ISBN: 0521351162
Author: Mary Whitlock Blundell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 31, 1989)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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Series: Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics. Paperback: 312 pages. Her second chapter explains and discusses the codes of Help Friends/Harm Enemies and the Talio as understood and practiced by ancient Greeks.

Series: Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics. Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 26, 1991). ISBN-13: 978-0521423908. Product Dimensions: 6 x . x 9 inches. Shipping Weight: . pounds (View shipping rates and policies).

This book is the first detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle-the traditional Greek popular moral code of "helping friends and harming enemies. Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail from both a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragic consequences to which they give rise

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Blundell, Mary W. Bibliographic Citation. Ethics; Friends; Philosophical Ethics; Collections. EthxWeb: Literature in Bioethics. Показать полную информацию. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Sophocles has traditionally been considered the least philosophical of the three great Greek tragedians, but Professor Whitlock Blundell offers an important new examination of the ethical content of the plays.

book by Ruby Blondell. Sophocles has traditionally been considered the least philosophical of the three great Greek tragedians, but Professor Whitlock Blundell offers an important new examination of the ethical content of the plays by focusing primarily on the traditional Greek popular moral code of 'helping friends and harming enemies'.

This book is the first detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle-the traditional Greek popular moral code of "helping friends and harming . Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail from both a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragic consequences to which they give rise.

This book is the first detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle--the traditional Greek popular moral code of "helping friends and harming enemies." Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail from both a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragic consequences to which they give rise. Greek scholars and students of Greek drama and Greek thought will welcome this book, which is presented in such a way as to be accessible to specialists and nonspecialists alike. No knowledge of Greek is required.
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WtePSeLNaGAyko
It's making me look smarter already. No, just haven't gotten around to reading it. I'm sure it will be well worth it. Skimmed over a few parts, can't judge it by the cover.
terostr
For someone like myself, wanting to read specific works of Greek tragedy so as to better understand Plato's and Aristotle's comments on poetry and mimesis, Ruby Blondell has provided invaluable help in this book, by not only offering close though focused readings of five out of Sophocles' seven extant tragedies, but by explaining and showing how the characters dramatically articulate and enact aspects of the primary ethical codes of ancient Greek culture--Helping Friends/Harming Enemies and the Talio or code of retaliation. Thus she heads off our likely tendencies to misread modern and Judeo-Christian assumptions back into these ancient texts.

In her first chapter, she helpfully situates her work among the perspectives of modern and ancient literary and philosophical critics, including Plato and Aristotle, and highlights the dramatic dialogue as an appropriate public forum for airing opposing and often irreconcilable ethical perspectives, articulated and embodied by 'real' characters. This presentation of complex, plural perspectives could then, and still does, threaten those who want to keep things overly simple. Her second chapter explains and discusses the codes of Help Friends/Harm Enemies and the Talio as understood and practiced by ancient Greeks.

After a chapter each on Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus (read each work itself first), her conclusion summarizes these dramatic explorations of ethical dilemmas: how they expose the limitations of the codes that shape the dramas as well as the characters who articulate and embody them often without realizing how they are misusing and abusing the codes--not to mention one another--to their own shortsighted advantage. A fascinating, clearly written introduction and ongoing reference work to Sophoclean tragedy as 'drama' and 'ethics'! Recommended for all levels of students and anyone interested in reading Greek tragedy intelligently.
Cezel
This book discusses to many theories without talking about the significance of the texts in their own terms; i.e. "What is the playwright (Sophocles) saying or doing when he say (citation of a passage).... Compare Bowra's 'Sophoclean Tragedy' for some real textual scholarship, rather than this watered down psychological sandcastle in the air type book. Classical scholarship has really suffered from psychoanalysis rather than prospered. Learn Classical Greek rather than Freud, and you will understand classical Greek poetics more clearly.