Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LXV - Tomo 2 - Anno 2019

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Sull’esorcizzazione della morte nel teatro di Aristofane

Elena Fabbro

Abstract


Exorcising death in Aristophanes’ theatreThe purpose of this paper is to examine the representation of death inAristophanes’ comedies, as a form of self-assertion of the comic hero,who discloses his aspiration for immortality by shifting the anguish ofthe death to inconsistent entities: the coal basket in the Acharnians, thegods in the Birds, or – as the protagonist of the Wasps imagines – hisson’s death, against the law of nature. A notable exception is the characterof Strepsiades in the Clouds, marked by self-destructive traits.

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