Mortifera Vestis. Tracce di una tradizione antica sulla morte di Agamemnon

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Deadly Vestis. Traces of an ancient tradition on the death of Agamemnon

Isabella Nova

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Abstract

This article aims at showing that on the Boston krater (Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 63. 1246) Agamemnon was portrayed wearing a finely decorated dress (rather than being trapped in the net described in the Aeschylean trilogy, as it is generally assumed). Such a representation recalls a lesser known mythical tradition, according to which Klytaimestra had weaved a robe without openings for the hands and the head and had offered it as a gift to Agamemnon (cp. Lycophron, Seneca, Dracontius).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Deadly Vestis. Traces of an ancient tradition on the death of Agamemnon
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3-33
Number of pages31
JournalAEVUM ANTIQUUM
Volume2015
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Boston MFA, Iconography, Aeschylus, Agamemnon
  • Eschilo, Agamennone, Iconografia, Seneca

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