Death in Greek Tragedy

@article{Pathmanathan1965DeathIG,
  title={Death in Greek Tragedy},
  author={Rajeev Pathmanathan},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  year={1965},
  volume={12},
  pages={2 - 14}
}
Of the many reasons, religious, aesthetic, and technical, generally adduced to explain the apparent reluctance of Greek tragedians to represent the moment of death on the stage, none seems to me to give sufficient weight to certain dramatic exigencies internal to the context of the plays themselves in which such deaths occur. The issue has too often been obscured by tenuous assumptions about the scarcity of professional actors (as if the total pool of professionals which the dramatist could… 

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