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The Erinyes in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus /

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  • Erinyes (Greek Mythology)
  • Sophocles. Oedipus At Colonus

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Chapter One of this thesis explores the identity of the Eumenides, the resident deities in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus. By examining the language and contents of two important ritual acts in the play, it is proven that their title is euphemistic; these goddesses are the transformed Erinyes of Aeschylus.

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