Due creazioni mitico-letterarie femminili in Euripide

Estéban Calderón Dorda


The staging of Macaria (in "Heraclidae") and of Theonoe (in "Helena") presupposes an innovation both from a mythical and a literary point of view; they are characters through whom Euripides opens up new avenues of literary creativity. It could be said that "Heraclidae" and "Helena" are divided into two parts: before and after the intervention of Macaria and Theonoe, respectively. There lies a moral responsibility in both young people: in both dramas there is a cosmic horizon, an order re-established thanks to the intervention of the heroines. They are, as we say, the voice of the moral conscience in which eusébeia reigns.

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