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Performing Grief: Mourning Does Indeed Become Electra
Electra is Greek tragedy’s mourner par excellence. In Sophocles’ dramatic version she is portrayed as stuck in a state of never-ending grief that fuels her desire for vengeance. On the modern stage she captures audiences’ ...
Introduction: Ancient Greek and Roman Multi-Sensory Spectacles of Grief
Is grief for the death of a loved one a universal, trans-historical emotion? What role does the historical, political and socio-cultural context play in how grief is understood, processed, performed, written about and ...
Euripides’ Iphigenia: Ancient Victim, Modern Greek Heroine?
In his Poetics Aristotle dismisses Iphigenia’s characterisation as inconsistent. Why does the eponymous heroine of 'Iphigenia at Aulis' change her mind and decide to die willingly? This central question has preoccupied not ...