Studio sull’ Elettra di Euripide. Catania (= Università di Catania. Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, 32) Id. Sulle interpolazioni nell’ „ Elettra“. Euripides: Electra, Commentary. Bryn Mawr Resolutions and Chronology in Euripides: the Fragmentary Tragedies. London: Studio sull ‘ Elettra di Euripide. Adkins, A.W.H. (), ‘Basic Greek Values in Euripides’ Hecuba and Hercules Furens’, cq Basta Donzelli, G. (), Studiosull’ Elettra di Euripide.

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It is unclear whether it was first produced before or after Sophocles ‘ version of the Electra story. Solmsen ; Tarkow ; Halporn The two leave the house, filled with grief and guilt. Euripides’ own recognition scene clearly parodies Aeschylus’ account. Views Read Edit View history.

Electra convinces Orestes that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. They begin to plot how they will murder both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as a child Library resources about Electra.

In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores. This article is about the play by Euripides.

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The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in his stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast. Years before the start of the play, near the start of the Trojan Warthe Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia in order to appease the goddess Artemis.

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For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn. For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner This is a mock-heroic allusion eltetra a scene from Homer ‘s Odyssey.

The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon. In the OdysseyOrestes’ return to Argos and taking revenge for his father’s death is held up several times as a model for Telemachus’ behavior see Telemachy.

He recognizes Orestes because of the scar on his brow wuripide the siblings are reunited. Electra Orestes Clytemnestra Castor Electra’s husband servants.

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Online books Resources in your library Euripidee in other libraries. Retrieved from ” https: In The Libation Bearers whose plot is roughly equivalent to the events in ElectraElectra recognizes her brother by a series of tokens: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. At this point the aged servant who brought Orestes to Phocis years before enters the play. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra ehripide Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. In other projects Wikisource. The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra.


When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat. Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec. After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about avenging the death of their father. Orestes goes to confront Aegisthus while Electra sends the aged servant to tell Clytemnestra that she had a son ten eletrta ago, knowing this will bring Clytemnestra to her house.

As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear. They tell Electra and Orestes that their mother received just punishment but their matricide was still a shameful act, and they instruct the siblings on what they must do to atone and purge their souls. Euripides ‘ Electra Ancient Greek:

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