The article investigates the relationship between tragedy and the hymenaios, the lyrical wedding-song. After the identifying the distinctive features of the lyric genre as it was understood in the archaic and classical period, the essay explores the reworking of this extra-dramatic choral form in Euripides’ tragedy. An analysis of Euripidean passages referring to hymenaios from a thematic, linguistic and performative point of view highlights the intentional alteration of the traditional features of the wedding-song in tragedy, according to the specific role allotted to its ritual performance in the context of the dramatic plot.

Il ruolo dei canti di nozze nei drammi di Euripide

BALTIERI, Nadia
2011

Abstract

The article investigates the relationship between tragedy and the hymenaios, the lyrical wedding-song. After the identifying the distinctive features of the lyric genre as it was understood in the archaic and classical period, the essay explores the reworking of this extra-dramatic choral form in Euripides’ tragedy. An analysis of Euripidean passages referring to hymenaios from a thematic, linguistic and performative point of view highlights the intentional alteration of the traditional features of the wedding-song in tragedy, according to the specific role allotted to its ritual performance in the context of the dramatic plot.
hymenaios; Euripides
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