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Out of Argos. Dramatic Landscapes and Kinship Strategies in Euripides’ Electra

Giulia Re    Università di Pisa, Italia; École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France    

Sonny Wyburgh    Università di Pisa, Italia    

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abstract

Euripides’ Electra is characterised by a decentralisation of the scenic focus. In this paper, we will analyse from a historical-anthropological perspective one of the ‘centrifugal’ images that distinguish the play, that is the killing of Aegisthus during the sacrifice to the Nymphs. The spaces involved can be associated to the domestic prerogatives once belonging to Agamemnon and the status of young aristocrat which Orestes is entitled to by birth. This process is triggered by the ‘setting’ of the scene in a specific dramatic landscape, the one in which Aegisthus’ sacrifice takes place.

Published
July 7, 2023
Accepted
Oct. 21, 2022
Submitted
Oct. 13, 2022
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-736-4
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-709-8

Keywords: KinshipGreek religionElectraLandscapeEuripidesIdentityGreek tragedy

Copyright: © 2023 Giulia Re, Sonny Wyburgh. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.