Ettore e Aiace dopo Omero: la tradizione del dono fatale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Hector and Ajax after Homer: the tradition of the fatal gift

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Abstract

The duel between Hektor and Aias is one of the first episodes belonging to the homeric epics which gained attention from iconography. A comparison between the homeric narrative and the subsequent forms in which this episode was dealt with, shows that, despite the knowledge of the myth in its homeric account, afterwards the exchange of gifts between the two heroes acquired a fatal meaning, probably due to the influence of proverbial sayings concerning the doom of gifts coming from enemies.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Hector and Ajax after Homer: the tradition of the fatal gift
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIn dialogo con Omero (Atti del Secondo Seminario CUG)
Pages31-48
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSecondo Seminario CUG - Roma Università La Sapienza
Duration: 15 Dec 201715 Dec 2017

Seminar

SeminarSecondo Seminario CUG
CityRoma Università La Sapienza
Period15/12/1715/12/17

Keywords

  • Ettore, Aiace, iconografia, dono, Sofocle
  • Hektor, Aias, iconography, gift, Sophocles

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