euripides

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

Not everyone can be a hero…

...but there are some who surprise. Remembering that this data-mining thing is a sledgehammer and not a delicate chisel, among the findings in the first quick and dirty round of datamining tests for status in Greek tragedy is that the servant (therapon) in Euripides' Heracleidae does not talk like other servants and non-elite individuals. Read more

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