Autor(en)
SEGAL, C
Titel
Euripides' "Alcestis": Female Death and Male Tears
Teil von
  • Classical antiquity, 1992-04-01, Vol.11 (1), p.142-158
Ort / Verlag
BERKELEY: University of California Press
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JSTOR Arts & Sciences V
Beschreibungen
The Greeks viewed death as inevitable and in Euripides' 'Alcestis', the main theme is coming to terms with death. However, a role reversal is apparent wherein Admetus mourns and sheds tears over his wife Alcestis' death as tears are gendered for the Greeks after Homer. The gender issue seems to have been bridged over by the inevitability of mortality in this work but although Alcestis is the central figure, her death served merely as a foil for Admetus' role.
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Sprache(n)
Englisch
Identifikator(en)
ISSN: 0278-6656
ISSN: 1067-8344
DOI: 10.2307/25010966

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