Allusioni alla festa dei Choes nel banchetto comico di Eracle (Alc. 747-767) e in quello tragico di Oreste (IT 947-960)
This essay focuses on the unpublished comparison between Heracles’ banquet in the fourth episode of the Alcestis and the Orestes’ one, in the second episode of Iphigenia in Tauris.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.