The article shows that the exodus expunction of Iphigenia at Aulis, shared by almost all editors, can lead to decisive consequences in terms of the interpretation of this tragedy. In fact, in some recent studies, using the Kovacs’ edition (Loeb Classical Library, London 2002), which substitutes the final part with the story of the messenger and the animal replacement, Iphigenia’s death is considered the true end of the tragedy. Hence is derived a political interpretation of sacrifice, according to which, given the catastrophic results of the war with Sparta and the absence of a valid ruling class, the death of an innocent would be required to realize a Panhellenic project, able to regenerate the Athenian ideology. My suggestion is to incorporate the final part, despite its being spurious, within the interpretation.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|