La mort des Sirènes dans la littérature grecque de l'époque classique

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Death of the Sirens in Greek Literature of the Classical Era

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Abstract

This paper deals with the post-Homeric tradition on the death of the Sirens after the passage of Odysseus’ ship, due to their failure in charming him. The representation of their suicide on a stamnos dating back to the 5th century (London 1943.11-3.31) shows that this legend was quite known in Antiquity and so it could help in the understanding of three much debated literary occurrences according to which the Sirens dwell in the Hades (Eur. Hel 168-78; Soph. fr. 861 Radt; Plat. Crat 403d). Rather than explaining these texts with the reference to the “funerary Siren”, a quite common decoration for tombs, it could be possible to compare them with a mythical tradition on this topic which was popular at that time.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Death of the Sirens in Greek Literature of the Classical Era
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLes Sirènes ou le savoir périlleux
Pages75-89
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventLes Sirènes ou le savoir périlleux. D’Homère au XXIe siècle - Clermont-Ferrand
Duration: 21 Mar 201322 Mar 2013

Conference

ConferenceLes Sirènes ou le savoir périlleux. D’Homère au XXIe siècle
CityClermont-Ferrand
Period21/3/1322/3/13

Keywords

  • Sirens
  • Sirènes
  • death
  • mort

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