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11. The Goddess ευλαβεια And Pseudo-Euripides In Euripides’Phoenissae

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In this chapter the ad hoc deification of Єὐλάβεια as a useful saving goddess is understood as a development from the kind of semi-personification already seen in politically coloured γνGμαι like Birds 376. The long first episode of Phoenissae (261637) is concerned with the abortive attempt of Iocaste to reconcile her sons, Eteocles and Polynices. If it can be demonstrated, without reference to the Finale, that all Eteocles testamentary commands are a post-Euripidean addition to Eteocles exit-speech, it follows inescapably that their subsequent execution by Creon, explicitly with reference to Eteocles, is likewise a post-Euripidean feature. For Euripides, an important element in Antigones role is musical, first in the lively Teichoscopia and then lamenting, in conjunction with her blind father, the deaths of her two brothers and her mother. That is surely enough to account for her presence in the play.

Keywords: Creon; Eteocles; Euripides; extant Finale; Goddess Єὐλάβεια; Phoenissae; Polynices; Theban tragedy



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