Reclaiming Klytemnestra: Revenge or Reconciliation

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Reclaiming Klytemnestra explores the surprisingly numerous revisions by late twentieth-century women writers of the famous axe-wielding Greek queen who killed her husband in his bath when he returned from the Trojan War. By slaying her husband, Klytemnestra exposed the competing ethics of motherhood and matrimony at the beginnings of the Western tradition. In this interdisciplinary study, Kathleen L. Komar first examines the classical archetype of Klytemnestra established by writers such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, and ...

Reclaiming Klytemnestra: Revenge or Reconciliation 2003, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252028113

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