Language/Literature

Labors on the Tragic Stage

CHS-International Olympic Academy Pre-doc Fellow in Sport and Society 2020–21 Abstract The aim of this project is twofold: first, to explore how Attic tragedy incorporates heroic labors (ἆθλοι) in its narrative; and second, to explore how it accommodates them to the ideology of the polis. Through the study of selected plays by… Read more

Orestes in Olympia

CHS–International Olympic Academy Pre-doc Fellow in Sport and Society 2020–21 In Euripides’ Electra, Orestes comes to Argos from Phokis to exact revenge from his father’s murderer, Aegisthus, to whom he poses as a Thessalian on a pilgrimage to Olympia. This project, Orestes in Olympia, consists of a description and analysis of the hero’s journey,… Read more

Entangling lyric vision and body: Agency and patiency of perspective in the victory odes

CHS–International Olympic Academy Pre-doc Fellow in Sport and Society 2020–21 Abstract  My project aims at an intra-relational consideration of the concept of perspective in literary studies, taking as a case study the genre of ancient Greek victory odes. The theoretical framework that underlies this objective combines narrative theory with optics and it attempts to… Read more

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