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Segal, Charles 1936-2002

Overview
Works: 183 works in 531 publications in 4 languages and 19,558 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Instrumentalist, Composer, Film editor, win
Classifications: PA4414.A7, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Charles Segal
Oedipus tyrannus : tragic heroism and the limits of knowledge by Charles Segal( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and civilization : an interpretation of Sophocles by Charles Segal( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' play has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the Antigone is both extremely faithful to the Greek and poetically striking and convincing
Dionysiac poetics and Euripides' Bacchae by Charles Segal( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship
Sophocles' tragic world : divinity, nature, society by Charles Segal( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written about the heroic figures of Sophocles' powerful dramas. Now Charles Segal focuses our attention not on individual heroes and heroines, but on the world that inspired and motivated their actions - a universe of family, city, nature, and the supernatural. He shows how these ancient masterpieces offer insight into the abiding question of tragedy: how one can make sense of a world that involves so much apparently meaningless violence and suffering. In a series of engagingly written interconnected essays, Segal studies five of Sophocles' seven extant plays: Ajax, Oedipus Tyrannus, Philoctetes, Antigone, and the often neglected Trachinian Women. He examines the language and structure of the plays from several interpretive perspectives, drawing both on traditional philological analysis and on current literary and cultural theory
The heroic paradox : essays on Homer, Sophocles, and Aristophanes by Cedric Hubbell Whitman( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus : the myth of the poet by Charles Segal( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry - the ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform them into song. The first half of the book concentrates on the ancient literary tradition, from the myth's Greek origins through the influential poetic versions of Ovid and Virgil and its treatment by other Latin authors such as Horace and Seneca. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature, including the poetry of H.D., Rukeyser, Rich, Ashbery, and, especially, Rilke. The author's leitmotif throughout is the relation of poetry to art, love and death, the 'three points of the Orphic triangle'. Through close readings of individual texts, he shows how various versions of the myth oscillate between a poetry of transcendence that asserts its power over the necessities of nature - including the ultimate necessity, death - and a poetry that celebrates its immersion in the stream of life
Interpreting Greek tragedy : myth, poetry, text by Charles Segal( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of imitation : genre and poetic memory in Virgil and other Latin poets by Gian Biagio Conte( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey by Charles Segal( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special charm of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to readings of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry
Poetry and myth in ancient pastoral : essays on Theocritus and Virgil by Charles Segal( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius on death and anxiety : poetry and philosophy in De Rerum Natura by Charles Segal( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides and the poetics of sorrow : art, gender, and commemoration in Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Hecuba by Charles Segal( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pindar's mythmaking : the fourth Pythian ode by Charles Segal( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining historical and philological method with contemporary literary analysis, this study of Pindar's longest and most elaborate victory ode, the Fourth Pythian, traces the underlying mythical patterns, implicit poetics, and processes of mythopoesis that animate his poetry
Language and desire in Seneca's Phaedra by Charles Segal( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape in Ovid's Metamorphoses. A study in the transformations of a literary symbol by Charles Segal( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai examines both the horror and the beauty of the religious ecstasy that Dionysos brings to Thebes. His offer of closeness to nature and freedom from the constraints of civilization, especially for women, excites bitter resistance as well as fanatical acceptance." "Disguised as a young holy man and accompanied by his band of Asian worshipers, the god Dionysos arrives in Greece at Thebes, proclaims his godhood and his new religion, and drives the Theban women mad. When the Theban king, Pentheus, tries to imprison him, Dionysos afflicts Pentheus himself with madness and leads him, dressed as a bacchant, to the mountains, where his own mother, Agaue, and her companions tear him to pieces in an insane Bacchic frenzy."
Aglaia : the poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna by Charles Segal( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this landmark collection of essays, renowned classicist Charles Segal offers detailed analyses of major texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; in particular, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal provides close readings of the texts, and then studies the literary form and language of early Greek lyric, the poets' conception of their aims and their art, the use of mythical paradigms, and the relation of the poems to their social context. A recurrent theme is the recognition of the fragility and brevity of mortal happiness and the consciousn
The theme of the mutilation of the corpse in the Iliad by Charles Segal( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps."--Jacket
 
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Charles Segal American classical philologist

Charles Segal Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1936-2002)

Charles Segal filologo e critico letterario statunitense

Charles Segal US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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Tragedy and civilization : an interpretation of SophoclesAntigoneDionysiac poetics and Euripides' BacchaeSophocles' tragic world : divinity, nature, societyOrpheus : the myth of the poetSingers, heroes, and gods in the OdysseyEuripides and the poetics of sorrow : art, gender, and commemoration in Alcestis, Hippolytus, and HecubaPindar's mythmaking : the fourth Pythian ode