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Haigh: The Tragic Drama of the Greeks

The Tragic Drama of the Greeks (1896) by the Oxford classicist Arthur Elam Haigh is a comprehensive study of the evolution of the tragic form, covering its origins in the hymns to Dionysus, known as dithyrambs, the activities of the major tragedians of the 5th Century BCE, and later Hellenistic developments at Alexandria and Rome. Although doubtless obsolete as an academic text, Haigh's work has been widely cited over the years, and may still be of interest to the general reader.

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Free online texts

Hathi Trust: The Tragic Drama of the Greeks, by A.E. Haigh (1896). PDF format.

Internet Archive: The Tragic Drama of the Greeks, by A. E. Haigh (1896). Multiple formats. As well as this upload from Harvard, there is one from the University of Toronto.

Wikisource: The Tragic Drama of the Greeks, by A. E. Haigh (1896). Incomplete, not much more than the contents at the moment.

Other Resources

Wikipedia: Arthur Elam Haigh.

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Category pages for Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.


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