THE AMOROUS QUEEN AND THE COUNTRY BUMPKIN: CLYTAEMESTRA AND EGISTUS IN DRACONTIUS’ ORESTIS TRAGOEDIA

Betine Van Zyl Smit

Abstract


This paper investigates the depiction of Clytaemestra and Egistus in the narrative poem of the North African poet, Dracontius. A close reading of the Latin epyllion explores the similarities and differences between this Clytaemestra and Egistus and their representation in the Greek and Roman tradition.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/55-0-15

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