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Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans$
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Christopher Collard

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675730

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.001.0001

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The Pirithous Fragments

The Pirithous Fragments

Da Homero a Libanio. Estudios actuales sobre textos griegos. II. ed. J.A. LUópez Férez (Madrid, 1995) 183–93

(p.56) 4 The Pirithous Fragments
Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Christopher Collard

Liverpool University Press

The paper reviews the still disputed nature and attribution of a fragmentary play about Pirithous’ descent into Hades to recover his intended bride Persephone after her abduction by the underworld god. The few book-fragments (quotations in other ancient authors) have been considerably supplemented by two papyri. Tragedy or satyr-play± By Euripides (much the stronger ancient attribution) or his contemporary Critias, politician and occasional poet±

Keywords:   Pirithous, fragmentary remains, tragedy or satyr-play±, Euripides or Critias±

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