Studies in the Use of Myth in Sophocles' ‘Philoctetes’ and the ‘Orestes’ of Euripides

  title={Studies in the Use of Myth in Sophocles' ‘Philoctetes’ and the ‘Orestes’ of Euripides},
  author={Charles L. Fuqua},
The following study is an examination of selected aspects of the mythical paradigms presented in Sophocles' Philoctetes and Euripides' Orestes in an attempt to define the concerns that are shared by these two very different dramas. The first part deals with the characterization of Neoptolemus in the Philoctetes and discusses how the dramatist departed from the customary view of this character and appears to have been influenced by the figure of Telemachus in the Odyssey. The following section… 
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