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.




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.

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