Erigone. La storia dell’eroina tragica da Eratostene a Cesare Pavese

Diana Perego


The essay is focused on the tragic heroine Erigone, the daughter of Ikarios. Her figure is evaluated both through literary sources belonging to a wide time span, from Eratosthenes to Cesare Pavese, and from figurative documents from Greek vascular paintings to the painting The triumph of Bacchus by Jusepe de Ribera (1635). A neglected iconographic source will also be highlighted: a skyphos from Puglia dated 375-350 BC ca. kept in London, which depicts the ritual of the aiora.

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