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sacrificed his own body to Durga for the sake of a Brahmin suppliant.
that Demeter might be offended by a suppliant branch in her temple at the time of the Eleusinia, and so might any sacrifice be ruined by the ill-omened word or deed" (SMITH, 1967, p.
Tzanetou frequently considers the plays with comparison to the funeral oration, an Athenian panegyric genre that includes suppliant narratives within the framework of hegemonic discourse.
The Theatre Audience, the Demos, and the Suppliants of Aeschylus.
For Benjamin, anthropological shifts have political and artistic consequences, and one can recall Schmitt's disgust with the way in which "Les Suppliants Paralleles" appears to aestheticize the horror of Bloody Sunday, as Peguy juxtaposes Oedipus with the demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.
Both [the Suppliants and Prometheus Bound] belong to trilogies which, like the Oresteia, present a struggle between opposing rights or principles, and trace its course through successive crises to its solution in a rational compromise.
Aeschylus: Persians: destruction of Persian forces; Seven Against Thebes: attack on Thebes; Suppliant Women: killing of husbands; Oresteia: familial murders; Prometheus Bound: violent punishment.
Ian Storey's volume on Euripides' Suppliant Women is the nineteenth volume in the Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy series.
There are classical examples too: Xenophon uses it in the Cyropaedia when Gobryas offer himself as a suppliant to Cyrus (4.
Where chairs are not available, the host spreads a readily-available ground-cover, since sitting directly on the earth or floor is a sign of abject humiliation, appropriate only for a suppliant.
Sheila Murnaghan's "Women in Groups: Aeschylus's Suppliants and the Female Choruses of Greek Tragedy" should win new readers for the seldom studied Suppliants in its clear and lively exploration of this tragedy's relationship to the role of choral poetry in the genre's development.
This was true not only of the position in colonies and protectorates but also of that in other states, such as China, with a shift from Westerners' presentation of themselves as merchants and as suppliants for favour and, instead, an emphasis on state representation from a superior background.