La questione dell’autenticità del Prometeo Incatenato e le teorie del ‘falso’ eschileo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The question of the authenticity of the Bound Prometheus and the theories of the 'false' Aeschylus

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Abstract

Survey on the question of Prometheus’ authorship, with a focus on the story of plagiarism theories. According to Wilhelm Schmid, only Prometheus Unbound was written by Aeschylus as Monodrama; an unknown author (perhaps a metic from Ionia, strongly influenced by Aeschylus) wrote Prometheus Bound, a ›Lesedrama‹ in imitation of the Unbound, a few years before Sophocles’s Antigone and Ajax. Martin L. West identifies the author with Euphorion, a son of Aeschylus, who wrote and staged the entire tragic trilogy under his father’s name not earlier than the late 440s. Nikos Manousakis, starting from statistical researches showing the affinity of the language of Prometheus Bound with Sophocles, suggests that the author may be Euaion, brother of Euphorion, who perhaps acted as an actor in Sophocles’ plays.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The question of the authenticity of the Bound Prometheus and the theories of the 'false' Aeschylus
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationManipolazioni e falsificazioni nelle letterature antiche – Fälschungen in der Antike - Manipulationen der Antike
Pages55-78
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NamePARADEIGMATA

Keywords

  • Aeschylus
  • Euaion
  • Euphorion
  • Prometheus Bound
  • The Authenticiy of Prometheus Bound
  • plagiarism theories

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