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Hubris in Sophocles´s tragedy Philoctetes



Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Hellenic dimension: materials of the Riga 3rd international conference of hellenic studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords hubris; ancient greek tragedy; Sophocles; Philoctetes
Description Hubris is surely one of the phenomena that played an important role in the morality of the Greek people. The paper provides an analysis of the above-mentioned phenomenon in the tragedy Philoctetes by Sophocles, staged for the first time in 409 BC. As shown, hubris is an essential feature not only of the Atreids and Odysseus, but to some extent of Neoptolemus as well, especially once ambition ruins his good morals, and even, which may seem surprising, of the suffering Philoctetes.
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