Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy

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English | ISBN: 1107044464 | 2015 | 290 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Pollution is ubiquitous in Greek tragedy: matricidal Orestes seeks purification at Apollo’s shrine in Delphi carrion from Polyneices’ unburied corpse fills the altars of Thebes; delirious Phaedra suffers from a ‘pollution of the mind.




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