Cosmos and Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus

By: Brooks Otis, E. Christian Kopff

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Otis clarifies the moral and theological issues raised in the Ortesia 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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Title:: Cosmos and Tragedy: An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus

Author:: Brooks Otis, E. Christian Kopff

Categories: Greek & Latin Classics,

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: April 2011

ISBN Number:: 0807897442

ISBN Number: 13: 9780807897447

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20110718188957