Vol 8 (2018)

Colpa e diritto nella produzione tragica del V secolo sul mito dei Sette a Tebe

Guido Paduano
Published July 31, 2019
  • Aeschylus,
  • Sophocles,
  • Euripides,
  • Seven against Thebes


The paper analyses the different ways in which Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides treated the myth of the Seven against Thebes: the strategies vary from polar oppositions (Eteocles, for example, is idealized by Aeschylus and demonized by Euripides) to progressive gradation (see for instance the theme of Polyneices’ responsibilities and possible extenuating circumstances).