publication . Article . 2016

Violence and family bounds in Phaedra's theme

Soares, Filipe;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Portugal
UID/HIS/04666/2013 In World Culture love is presented as one the major topics explored by its intervenients. Concerning our study, it presents love and sexuality in terms of its disruptiveness: they are characterized as a force that destabilizes the status quo of human communities, leading to situations of Love/ Violence and Love/ Death. From this point of view, the Theme of Phaedra (after Thompson‟s Motif-Index) can be analysed in this perspective. Its variations allow him to adapt to different chronologies – from early Sumerian Literature to its Greco-Roman counterpart –, but both its object and content remain the same: in a mixture of wrath, humiliation and f...
free text keywords: Comparative Cultural Studies, Hippolytus, Phaedra, Death, Violence, Sexuality, History, Cultural Studies, Classics
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Portuguese Centre for Global History
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147248
  • Funding stream: 5876
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