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The Invocations Of Epaphus In Aeschylus, Supplices 40–57 And Euripides, Phoenissae 676–89

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There are interesting textual and metrical issues in both Aeschylus, Supplices 4057 and Euripides, Phoenissae 67689 passages. In the Parodos of Aeschylus Supplices the chorus of Danaids proceed directly from their play-opening anapaests (139) into a lyric invocation of their divine ancestor Epaphus, son of Zeus and Io; appropriately invoked in the ancestral land from which his cow-mother was driven by the gadfly. Euripides is likely to have had Aeschylean precedent in mind in his Phoenissae, where Zeus-born Epaphus is similarly invoked, now in Theban context by the chorus of Tyrian/Carthaginia, the relevant descendants of the cow-ancestress and her son Epaphus being now the twins Belus.

Keywords: Epaphus in Aeschylus; Euripides; Phoenissae 67689; Supplices 4057



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