Home » Theseus, Tragedy, And The Athenian Empire by Sophie Mills
Theseus, Tragedy, And The Athenian Empire Sophie Mills

Theseus, Tragedy, And The Athenian Empire

Sophie Mills

Published February 12th 1998
ISBN : 9780198150633
Hardcover
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

This book traces the development of the Theseus myth and its importance for Athens. Mills examines all extant tragedies in which Theseus appear in order to assess the significance of his role as mythological representative of Athenian greatness. SheMoreThis book traces the development of the Theseus myth and its importance for Athens. Mills examines all extant tragedies in which Theseus appear in order to assess the significance of his role as mythological representative of Athenian greatness. She argues that the Theseus of most Athenian tragedy is carefully drawn to exemplify the idealized image of the Athenian national character that was prevalent in the age of the empire.