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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Solmsen ; Tarkow ; Halporn Electra convinces Orestes that he must fulfill his duty to Agamemnon and murder their mother. They tell Electra and Orestes that their mother received just punishment but their matricide was still a shameful act, and eleftra instruct the siblings on what they must do to atone and purge their souls. 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. It is unclear whether it was first produced before or after Sophocles ‘ version of the Electra story.

In other projects Wikisource. He recognizes Orestes because of the scar on his brow and the siblings are reunited.

Euripides’ own recognition scene clearly parodies Aeschylus’ account. This page was last edited on 3 Julyat This article is about the play by Euripides.


In The Libation Bearers whose plot is roughly equivalent to the events in ElectraElectra recognizes her brother by a series of tokens: They begin to plot how they will murder both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores. Orestes, Electra and Hermes at Agamemnon’s tomb. Side A of a Lucanian red-figure pelikec. While his sacrifice allowed the Greek army to set sail for Troyit led to a deep resentment in his wife, Clytemnestra.

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Years before the start of the play, near the start of the Trojan Wareufipide Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia in order to appease the goddess Artemis. The aged servant explains that Aegisthus is currently in his stables, preparing to sacrifice oxen for a feast. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. In Euripides’ play ff.

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. When Clytemnestra arrives, Orestes and Electra lure her into the house, where they thrust a sword into her throat.

The peasant is kind ellettra her and has respected her family name and her virginity. The enduring popularity of Aeschylus ‘ Oresteia trilogy produced in BC is evident in Euripides’ construction of the recognition scene between Orestes and Electra. The two leave the house, filled with grief and guilt.

Elettra di Euripide

Euripides ‘ Electra Ancient Greek: At this point the aged servant who brought Orestes to Phocis years before enters the play. This is a mock-heroic allusion to a scene from Homer wuripide Odyssey. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. Instead of an epic heroic boar hunt, Euripides instead invents a semi-comic incident involving a fawn.


Euripides in turn uses his recognition scene to allude to the one in Odyssey For a general study of allusions to Homer in Greek tragedy, see Garner After some time it is clear that Electra is passionate about avenging the death of their father.

As they lament, Clytemnestra’s deified brothers, Castor and Polluxappear. Orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on the forehead while chasing a doe in the house as a child Eurippide play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War ten years later, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him.

Library resources about Electra. Orestes keeps his identity hidden from Electra, claiming to be messengers of Orestes.