Cosmos and Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus by Brooks Otis

Cosmos and Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus Author: Brooks Otis
eBook Title: Cosmos and Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus
ISBN10: 0807814652
ISBN13: 978-0807814659
Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1981)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Otis clarifies the moral and theological issues raised in the <3>Ortesia<1> and relates them to certain stylistic and structural qualities of the three plays. He tackles the central questions of guilt, retribution, and the relation between human and divine justice, and he sees a carefully prepared evolution in the trilogy from a primitive to a more civilized form of justice. Otis treats the trilogy as a poem, a play, and a work of theological and philosophical reflection.

Originally published in 1981.

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