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Exchanging Glances: Vision and Representation in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Drama and the plastic arts are different manifestations of the mimetic impulse, each in its own way bringing about a form of visual pleasure. (1) It seems obvious that ancient Greek theatre and vaseExpand
Horkos in the Oresteia
Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama
Introduction 1. From curses to blessings: horkos in the Oresteia 2. Speaking like a man: Sophocles' Trachiniae and Philoctetes 3. Horkos in the polis: Athens, Thebes, and Sophocles 4. Perjury andExpand
Horkos : the oath in Greek society
Introduction (Alan H. Sommerstein) Part I: Oaths and their Uses 1 Oaths in political life (P.J. Rhodes, University of Durham, UK) 2 Oaths in Greek international relations (Sarah Bolmarcich,Expand
A Trickster'S Oaths in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
Hermes' maturation into a god of commerce and diplomacy is punctuated by a series of oaths. At first he uses tricky or unsworn oaths in the investigation of his theft of Apollo's cattle, butExpand
Women and Oaths in Euripides
The plots of three Euripidean tragedies, the Medea, the Hippolytus, and the Iphigenia at Aulis, are driven by oaths sworn by men to women. Women gain control not only of men's language and action, aExpand
Choral Voice and Narrative in the First Stasimon of Aeschylus "Agamemnon"
WHOSE VOICE DO WE HEAR in a choral ode? For many it is the "voice of the poet," and if we define the poet as the speaker of truth and ultimate narrative authority, we can indeed hear the chorusExpand
Sacrificial bodies and the body of the text in aristophanes' lysistrata
‘Why is inert Matter female and the animating Nous male, please?’ ‘Because earth is the Mother, because all beautiful things spring from her, trees and flowers and creatures.’ A.S. Byatt Angels andExpand
Weapons of Friendship: Props in Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Ajax
This chapter focuses on the dynamic network linking objects, bodies, text and audience in two Sophoclean dramas that accord great importance to stage properties, specifically the bow of PhiloctetesExpand