Charles Segal


Born
in Boston, MA, The United States
March 19, 1936

Died
January 01, 2002


Charles Segal was Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His many books include Sophocles' Tragic World, Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles, and Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge. ...more

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Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic He...

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Dionysiac Poetics and Eurip...

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Tragedy and Civilization: A...

4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Orpheus: The Myth Of The Poet

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Lucretius on Death and Anxi...

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Singers, Heroes, and Gods i...

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Euripides and the Poetics o...

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The Theme of the Mutilation...

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Sophocles' Tragic World: Di...

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Aglaia: The Poetry of Alcma...

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“Heracles' heroic world and Deianeira's warmth and tenderness are mutually exclusive. Sophocles seeks not to vindicate the one against the other, but to dramatize the tragedy of their irreconcilability and their mutual destructiveness.”
Charles Segal, Sophocles' Tragic World: Divinity, Nature, Society

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