Provides illuminating answers to many questions: why did Sophocles develop character-drawing? How and why does it differ from that of Aeschylus? Why are some of Euripides' plots so bad and others so good?
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Published January 1st 1966 by Routledge
(first published 1939)
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Easily one of the five best non-fiction books I have ever read. Equal to Bate's biography of Keats as a work of scholarship, worthy of the Negative Capability letter for the sympathetic quality of its thought, and unmatched as an introduction to the work of the Greek tragic poets.