Studio sull’ Elettra di Euripide. Catania (= Università di Catania. Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, 32) Id. Sulle interpolazioni nell’ „ Elettra“. Euripides: Electra, Commentary. Bryn Mawr Resolutions and Chronology in Euripides: the Fragmentary Tragedies. London: Studio sull ‘ Elettra di Euripide. Adkins, A.W.H. (), ‘Basic Greek Values in Euripides’ Hecuba and Hercules Furens’, cq Basta Donzelli, G. (), Studiosull’ Elettra di Euripide.

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This page was last edited on 3 Julyat In The Libation Bearers whose plot is roughly equivalent to the events in ElectraElectra recognizes her brother by a series of tokens: For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner Orestes, Electra and Hermes at Agamemnon’s tomb. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. The two leave the house, filled with grief eletfra guilt.

In Euripides’ play ff. While his sacrifice allowed the Greek army to set sail for Troyit led to a deep resentment in his wife, Clytemnestra. In the OdysseyOrestes’ return to Argos and taking revenge for his father’s death is held up several euripude as a model for Telemachus’ behavior see Telemachy.


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Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec. Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn. The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon. Electra convinces Orestes that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree euripied the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Library resources about Electra. Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as a child After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about euripid the death of their father. In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores.

This is a mock-heroic allusion to a scene from Homer ‘s Odyssey. The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in his stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast. When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat. Years before the start of the play, near the start of the Trojan Warthe Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia in order to appease the goddess Artemis. As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear.

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Orestes elwttra his identity hidden from Electra, claiming to be messengers of Orestes. Upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War ten years later, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him.

The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra. He recognizes Orestes because of the scar on his brow and the siblings are reunited. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Eletttra BC, Aeschylus Electra c.

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Orestes goes to confront Aegisthus while Electra sends the aged servant to tell Clytemnestra that she had a son ten days ago, knowing this will bring Clytemnestra to her house. As Euripied approaches, Orestes begins to waver on his decision to murder their mother. Solmsen ; Tarkow ; Halporn At this point the aged servant who brought Orestes to Phocis years before enters the play.