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The pity of Paris: Cratinus’ Dionysalexandros

Finglass Patrick J.
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ISSN:
1121-8819
Rivista:
Eikasmos
Anno:
2016
Numero:
XXVII
Fascicolo:
Eikasmos N. XXVII 2016

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In Cratinus’ Dionysalexandros Paris was minded to return Helen – who had been stolen not by him but by Dionysus – to the Greeks, but was inhibited by pity. This article explores the consequences of this emotion for the characterisation of Paris and the overall impact of the drama.

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