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

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The article analyzes some passages of Euripides' Trojan Women, of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Seven against Thebes, in which 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 stage turn the tragedies into powerful and effective rites of peace.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteMiti di guerra, riti di pace. La guerra e la pace: un confronto interdisciplinare
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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NomeBibliotheca Archaelogica

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