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Tragedy/Theory of Tragedy
(5,123 words)

[German version]

A. Introduction, Methodology (CT)

Besides the narrative tradition of mythology together with architecture and sculpture, tragedies are among the central historical sources shaping the modern perception of ancient culture. For that reason, the history of the reception of ancient tragedy provides an insight into the changing perception of Antiquity and its aesthetic relevance to the Moder…

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Niefanger, Dirk, “Tragedy/Theory of Tragedy”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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