This book is the first full-scale study of tragic irony to appear in English, offering not only a detailed discussion of the types of the different ironizing devices employed by Greek dramatists in their plays but also an in-depth analysis of particular irony-laden scenes and passages. It is to be hoped, therefore, that this examination of tragic irony in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides will bolster the value of the current argument, widely accepted by the vast majority of critics, that irony-informed perspectives may differently illuminate the tragic palys.
From the word Ειρωνεία to the term "tragic irony"
Modern scholarship on "dramatic irony"
The main types of tragic irony
Dramatic irony in Aeschylus
Dramatic irony in Sophocles
Dramatic irony in Euripides
Bibliography: works cited
Books and articles for further reading
Index of terms
Index of greek words
Tragic Irony in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides