Aeschylus Agamemnon 1035-41

Malcolm Davies

Abstract


Clytemnestra’s address to Cassandra at Aesch. Ag. 1035 ff. is shown to use much the same technique and ironic effect as Antilochus’ to Odysseus at Od. 21.293 ff. Both paradigms pa¬tronise the apparently helpless addressee, who is actually  in a morally stronger position than the speaker.

Keywords


fable; consolation; paradigm; irony

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-18810



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