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Euripides, Ion 763–803

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Several points of text and metre merit further attention in this short amoibaion, which somewhat unusually has two interlocutors (at first only the Old Man, but later also the Chorus-leader) in dialogue variously with the singer (Creusa) and with each other. The structure is notably taut, and falls conveniently into three sections (76375, 77688, 789803), all of which begin with chant and end with two pairs of spoken trimeters, while also including other symmetrical features. Characteristically the monodists metre is partly iambo-dochmiac, partly enoplian (D/e). A fondness for tribrach verbs often doubled, is a marked feature of Euripides style (much more so than in Sophocles, and parodied by Aristophanes).

Keywords: Euripides; Ion



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