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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in
exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture.
Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical
Greece to modernity
Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including
classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy
through religion, philosophy and history
Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the
practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades