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Stesichorus on Stage

Swift, Laura (2015). Stesichorus on Stage. In: Finglass, P. J. and Kelly, A. eds. Stesichorus in Context. Cambridge University Press, pp. 125–144.

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While scholars generally agree that Stesichorus was important to the tragedians, studies of the relationship focus on the broad shaping of the plot or stylistic devices, and suggest little detailed engagement at a textual level. This chapter argues that we can go further, notwithstanding the fragmentary state of Stesichorus' poetry. It focuses on Stesichorus' Oresteia and Thebais, and argues that we find intertextuality in all three tragedians and across a range of plays.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1-107-06973-4, 978-1-107-06973-2
Keywords: Stesichorus; Greek lyric poetry; lyric; Oresteia; Thebais; Phoenissae; Phoenician Women; Seven Against Thebes; Septem; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Oedipus Tyrannus; Oedipus the King; intertextuality
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43449
Depositing User: Laura Swift
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 14:47
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 02:05
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