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Heracles as Tragic Hero
Despite differences in subject matter, plot construction, and character, the two Heracles plays may have a similarity in the conception of divine action (divine determinism) and in their formalExpand
On the Structure of Sophocles' Trachiniae
Contrary to the conventional diptych interpretation of Sophocles' Trachiniae, I maintain that the play can be structurally divided into four sections, each with two conflicting versions of the truth.Expand
CAUSALITY AND INNOVATION IN EURIPIDES' ELECTRA
A Greek tragedy is better understood if we bear in mind that it constitutes an interplay between received myth and the dramatist's tendency to innovation. The mythical tradition endowed the tragedianExpand
Eros’ Paedeutic Function in the Ephesiaca of Xenophon of Ephesus
Abstract The primary motivating force of the Ephesiaca’s plot can be attributed to the divine factor, which functions in a complementary and inclusive way with the intentions that inform the attitudeExpand
Sappho Fr. 16: love and war
This poem merges love and war. The mythical exemplum subtly alludes to the Trojan War and the gnome insinuates that what one loves collides with his better judgment, as it diverges from the feelingExpand
LOVE AND STRIFE IN LONGUS' DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
In this article I attempt to trace the premise of Longus’ novel Daphnis and Chloe, that is the structural principle which organizes the entirety of its narration. By pointing out that the purpose ofExpand
Sappho’s “Brothers Poem”: An Interpretation
This article explores the overall meaning of Sappho's “Brothers' Poem” by elucidating its web of interwoven verbal repetitions. “The gods”, Sappho seems to say, “reward those who have moderateExpand
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