Political aspects on Orestes myth from Homer to Aeschylus

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2016-01-01
Year:
2016
Author:
Kamini Doukissa
Supervisors info:
Μαίρη Ι. Γιόση, Καθηγήτρια Κλασικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Σοφία Παπαϊωάννου, Καθηγήτρια Κλασικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Ευγενία Μακρυγιάννη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Κλασικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Πολιτικές απηχήσεις στη μυθολογική μορφή του Ορέστη από τον Όμηρο στον Αισχύλο
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Political aspects on Orestes myth from Homer to Aeschylus
Summary:
The present MA Thesis focuses on the political aspects of Orestes’ myth from Homer to Aeschylus. The purpose of the first chapter focused on the main political aspects of the Orestes myth in the Odyssey. As it is shown, Orestes is a symbol of political restoration and stability in periods of political turbulence and vacuum. He is the most suitable hero to prove the superiority of patriarchy and hereditary kingship over other forms of government. In the second chapter, I focused on the lyric version of this myth, mainly on Stesichorus’ Oresteia and Pindar’s Pythian 11. Orestes is presented as a hero whose way of acting was contrasted to that of tyrants while at the same time he represented the political superiority of the middle class. The third chapter demonstrates the main political aspects of Orestes myth in Aeschylus’ Oresteia based mainly on the permanent political functions associated with Orestes as a result of his treatment in the Oresteia. Finally, I tried to show that the literary genre and poetological references are influenced by political notions in order to establish the superiority both of the genre and the political system.
Main subject category:
Ancient Greek literature
Keywords:
revenge, hereditary kingship, political aspects of Orestes myth, Atreus’ house, aetiological aspects of Orestes myth
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
82
Number of pages:
207

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