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Allusions to the Feast of the Choes in the Comic Banquet of Heracles (Alc. 747-767) and in the Tragic One of Orestes (IT 947-960)

Diana Perego    Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italia    

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abstract

This essay focuses on the unpublished comparison between Heracles’ banquet in the fourth episode of the Alcestis and the Orestes’ one, in the second episode of Iphigenia in Tauris. For the first time, these scenes will be also juxtaposed to the Choes, the feast celebrated during the Anthesteria, in which laughter and pain coexist. The common feature between banquets and feasting is the value of xenia.

Published
Dec. 21, 2020
Accepted
Oct. 8, 2020
Submitted
Aug. 5, 2020
Language
IT

Keywords: ChoesHeraclesAnthesteriaOrestesAlcestisIphigenia in Tauris

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