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Tragic Textiles and the House of Atreus

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 reads the tapestry scene in Aeschylus’ Agamemnonwith special attention to the textile’s qualities as a physical artifact and how it gets repurposed in the Choephoroiand in the later ... More


Antigone and Electra: moral conflict

Lauren J. Apfel

in The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter looks at moral conflict in Sophocles' Antigone and Electra. It contends that while both heroines approach the dilemma that confronts them monistically, the larger disagreement that ... More


The Vengeful Lioness in Greek Tragedy: A Posthumanist Perspective1

Alessandra Abbattista

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reinterprets the animal metaphors used in ancient Greek tragedy to describe revenging women from a posthumanist perspective. Whereas critics have commonly regarded such metaphors as ... More


The Materiality of Feminine Guile

Amy Lather

in Materiality and Aesthetics in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474462358
eISBN:
9781399508995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462358.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Whereas the previous chapter saw Prometheus, Hermes, and Odysseus adapting and manipulating at-hand materials in attempts at deceit, in the examples of feminine deception at stake in this chapter ... More


Behind the Scenes: The Oresteia

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After introducing Greek tragedy and its Athenian context, this chapter explores the significance of Helen of Troy for Aeschylus’s trilogy, the Oresteia. Though Helen does not appear on stage, she has ... More


Electra: Wild justice

James Morwood

in The Tragedies of Sophocles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675716
eISBN:
9781781380833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two scenes from Sophocles' play Electra: when Clytemnestra hears the tutor's false news of Orestes' death; and when Electra's sister Chrysosthemis tells her of Orestes' return. ... More


Annihilating Clytemnestra: The Severing of the Mother–Daughter Bond in Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977) 1

Anastasia Bakogianni

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship between Clytemnestra and Iphigenia in Michael Cacoyannis' Iphigenia (1977), an adaptation of Euripides' tragedy Iphigenia at Aulis. It discusses how the ... More


The Language of Rhetoric: The agōn Revisited

Evert van Emde Boas

in Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the agōn scene. The speeches of Clytemnestra and Electra are analysed side by side, using the traditional four-part division of oratorical speeches. It is argued that the ... More


Parting Shots: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1384–98 and Symposia in the Visual Repertoire

Deborah T. Steiner

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At lines 1384–98 of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Clytemnestra delivers a speech over the body of her murdered husband. In the dense sequence of images in her triumphant rhêsis, the speaker distorts a series ... More


Scandalous Maps in Aeschylean Tragedy

Aara Suksi

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Homeric epic, describing a map of the world, like epic song itself, is a privilege granted by the divine Muses and figured in Hephaestus’ shield-making. In two examples from Aeschylean tragedy, a ... More


“Dedicated to Freedom”: Martha Graham in Berlin, 1957

Victoria Phillips

in Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190610364
eISBN:
9780190610395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610364.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

In West Berlin, 1957, Graham performed her solo Judith during the opening ceremonies of Congress Hall, an American-designed modernist building that, with its transparent glass walls, luminous curved ... More


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