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The Fragments of Pherecrates’ Agathoi, or the Limits of Reconstruction

Michele Napolitano    Università di Cassino, Italia    

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abstract

Although only four fragments of Pherecrates’ Agathoi survive, it is still possible, albeit with caution, to imagine that the play was aimed at degenerate aristocrats, to whom the title of the play would refer. To try to prove this, I propose a new, detailed exegesis of three of the four surviving fragments of the play.

Keywords:

Pherecrates. Agathoi. Triremes. Aristocrats. Reconstruction of lost plays.

Language: it

Submitted: Nov. 4, 2020   Accepted: Dec. 21, 2020   Published: June 30, 2021  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Lexis/2724-1564/2021/01/003

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