"Mangiate le sue carni!" (Eur. Troad. 775): ferinità della guerra nel teatro tragico

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The article analyzes some passages of Euripides 'Trojan Women, of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Seven against Thebes, in cui the war of Troy as well as the fratricidal war between Eteocles and Polynices is presented as a violent predation described with characteristics of ferociousness Particularly shown by cannibalism. The underlying assumption Is that the process of bestialization undergone by certain characters When engaged in war or winners of a war, shows, on the contrary, the poet's aim to build models of human and humanity. According to this interpretation the war myths dramatized on the tragic internships turn the tragedies into powerful and effective rites of peace.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMiti di guerra, riti di pace. La guerra e la pace: un confronto interdisciplinare
Pages77-85
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameBibliotheca Archaelogica

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