This paper deals with the characterization and dramatic function of some personae in Menander's Misoumenos. More specifically, the presentation of Thrasonides as a miles amatorius can be supported by a comparison with the behaviour of Charisios in Epitr. 879-900. The portrait of Thrasonides as the reverse of the traditional comic type presents some echoes of the final lament of the Sophoclean Herakles (Tr. 1058-1075). Simultaneously, the pallake Krateia clearly subverts the submission to the soldier who bought her, as a comparison with Ajax's Tecmessa may highlight. Finally, Chrysis should not be identified with Krateia's nurse, especially on account of her name; the role of the nurse might be attributed to Simiche.
Elena Bonollo (Corresponding)
|Titolo:||Alcune osservazioni sui personaggi del Misoumenos di Menandro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |