πόθοϛ Εὐριπίδου: Reading Andromeda in Aristophanes’ Frogs

@article{Sfyroeras2008R,
  title={$\pi$ό$\theta$$\omicron$ϛ Εὐ$\rho$$\iota$$\pi$ί$\delta$$\omicron$$\upsilon$: Reading Andromeda in Aristophanes’ Frogs},
  author={Pavlos Sfyroeras},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129},
  pages={299 - 317}
}
Why is it Andromeda that inspires Dionysus’ pothos for Euripides in Frogs? This article argues for an intratextual allusion to Aristophanes’ own use of this tragedy in Thesmophoriazusae, where Mnesilochus impersonates Andromeda and expects Euripides to become Perseus and rescue him. It is through Mnesilochus’ longing for his rescuer Euripides that Dionysus’ heart is struck with longing for Euripides as the savior of both tragedy and Athens. By assimilating Dionysus to Andromeda via Mnesilochus… Expand
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