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Helen of Troy in Greek literature from Homer to Euripides

Helen Maria Ashdown

Helen of Troy in Greek literature from Homer to Euripides

by Helen Maria Ashdown

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Published by UniversityCollege Dublin in Dublin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Helen, -- of Troy.,
  • Homer.,
  • Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)in literature.,
  • Greek literature -- Criticism, textual.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Helen Maria Ashdown.
    ContributionsUniversity College Dublin. Department of Classics.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 127p. ;
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19594220M


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“Helen” (Gr: “Elene” ; Lat: “Helena”) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, first produced in BCE for the annual Dionysia competition in gh technically a tragedy, it is perhaps more of a romance or melodrama, like several of Euripides‘ later plays, and it shares much in common with his “Iphigenia in Tauris”, which was written around the Ratings: Moving from Homer and Hesiod to Sappho, Aeschylus, and Euripides, Ruby Blondell offers a fresh examination of the paradoxes and ambiguities that Helen embodies.

In addition to literary sources, Blondell considers the archaeological record, which contains evidence of Helen's role as a cult figure, worshipped by maidens and newlyweds. Helen of Troy is one of Homer’s most fascinating female voices. She is an elusive character who defies any attempts to pin her down.

This is demonstrated well in the below scene from the Odyssey. On the surface Helen is a kind host and loyal wife, yet underlying this persona is a sinister portrayal of.

Description: Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day.

Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great. Helen of Troy is a character in Homer's classic epic poem, the "Iliad," written in the 8th century about the Trojan War, imagined by the Greeks to have occurred about years earlier.

Her story is one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and is said to be one of the main reasons for a year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known.