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Author(s): Deserto, Jorge
Title: Tradition and Identity in Lycophron
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Lycophron's «Alexandra» has been called an «obscure poem». Through the difficulties of an enigmatic text that raises questions about its author and date, this paper deals with two fundamental issues: first, if it is possible to call «Alexandra» a drama and set a parallel between this work and 5th century Athenian tragedy; second, how Lycophron deals with the long and well established identity of his characters, and in particular with the identity of Cassandra, whose words we hear throughout the poem. A long mythological tradition together with an enigmatic and elusive text - they both constitute a strange and challenging paradox. A brief analysis of Lycophron's «odyssey» (ll. 648-819) shows how the poet manages to achieve equilibrium while dealing with these two themes: tradition and identity.
Subject: Literaturas europeias, Línguas e literaturas
European literature, Languages and Literature
Scientific areas: Humanidades::Línguas e literaturas
Humanities::Languages and Literature
Source: Alexandrea ad Aegyptum: the legacy of multiculturalism in antiquity
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUP - Capítulo ou Parte de Livro

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