Dionysiac metaphor in Seven against Thebes

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2003-01-01
Year:
2003
Author:
Marinis Agis
Supervisors info:
Γεωργία Ξανθάκη-Καραμάνου, Καθηγήτρια Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Αικατερίνη Καμαρέττα, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η διονυσιακή μεταφορά στους Επτά επί Θήβας
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Dionysiac metaphor in Seven against Thebes
Summary:
Theme of this study is the analysis of Dionysiac metaphoric language and imagery in Aeschylus᾽ Seven against Thebes, with special emphasis on the depiction of Hippomedon in line 498, where the warrior is likened to a maenad: βακχᾷ πρὸς ἀλκὴν θυιὰς ὥς φόβον βλέπων. The implications of this metaphor are appraised within the wider frame of the figurative language of the Messenger and the whole nexus of imagery and symbolism in the Scene of the Shields. Further on in the play, we are dealing with the Chorus᾽ likening of themselves, as they are mourning the two brothers, to a θυιάς (“maenad”, 836): the women are assimilated to maenadic figures as they are responding to the tragic outcome of the fratricidal confrontation. The “maenadic” element may thus be appraised as a motif which characterizes the whole action of Seven and, more specifically, the manic elements underlying the war.
Main subject category:
Literature
Keywords:
tragedy, Dionysus, Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes, metaphor
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
78
Number of pages:
58

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