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Bóstwa i demony kobiece w tragedii greckiej
Female Deities And Demons In Greek Tragedy

Author(s): Jadwiga Czerwińska
Subject(s): Greek Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Greek tragedy; female deities and demons; Athena; Erynies

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on female deities and demons appearing in ancient Greek tragedy. At the beginning the classification of female deities and demons is made followed by description of its two categories. The first category consists of deus ex machina characters exemplified by Athena from Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. The second is depicted in the image of Erynies that appear both in the action (Aeschylus’ Eumenides) and in commentaries (Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris).

  • Issue Year: XX/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-20
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish