This paper aims at providing an interpretation of the dramatic function of the character of Clytemnestra, who in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon plays the role of a woman in power in place of a man, Agamemnon. The discussions between Clytemnestra and the other characters, especially the Chorus, present two evident thematic lines: the opposition between men and women and the importance of phronesis and sophrosyne, two concepts of great importance in Greek ethics. From this dialectic it is clear that Clytemnestra, who handles power with γυναικὸς ἀνδρόβουλον κέαρ and addresses with great determination the repeated demonstrations of lack of confidence shown by the Chorus, is in fact offering a false image of herself: the confidence and perfect self‐control she shows in the course of the play give way, after her vengeance, to all her feminine fragility. At the end of the tragedy her γυναικὸς ἀνδρόβουλον κέαρ betrays a tremor of fear and the power of Clytemnestra, in all its forms, comes to an end, bec

Analisi strutturale e linguistica del personaggio di Clitemestra attivo nell'Agamennone di Eschilo

CLITEMESTRA: UNA DONNA AL POTERE? RIFLESSIONI SULL’AGAMENNONE DI ESCHILO

BELARDINELLI, Anna Maria Rosaria
2014

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Analisi strutturale e linguistica del personaggio di Clitemestra attivo nell'Agamennone di Eschilo
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This paper aims at providing an interpretation of the dramatic function of the character of Clytemnestra, who in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon plays the role of a woman in power in place of a man, Agamemnon. The discussions between Clytemnestra and the other characters, especially the Chorus, present two evident thematic lines: the opposition between men and women and the importance of phronesis and sophrosyne, two concepts of great importance in Greek ethics. From this dialectic it is clear that Clytemnestra, who handles power with γυναικὸς ἀνδρόβουλον κέαρ and addresses with great determination the repeated demonstrations of lack of confidence shown by the Chorus, is in fact offering a false image of herself: the confidence and perfect self‐control she shows in the course of the play give way, after her vengeance, to all her feminine fragility. At the end of the tragedy her γυναικὸς ἀνδρόβουλον κέαρ betrays a tremor of fear and the power of Clytemnestra, in all its forms, comes to an end, bec
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