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The theme of crisis and salvation of the city in Euripides and Aristophanes

Grant number: 18/17414-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal researcher:Christian Werner
Grantee:Félix Jácome Neto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/07542-0 - Household space and city space in Aristophanes and Euripides, BE.EP.PD


This research project proposes a comparative study between Euripides and Aristophanes concerning the theme of crisis and salvation of the city. More specifically, this project will analysis two topics related to the crisis and salvation of the city: the relationship between the demos and its leaders in Suppliant Women and Children of Heracles of Euripides and Knights of Aristophanes; the role of Dionysus as an element potentially beneficial for the city's salvation in Euripides' Bacchae and Aristophanes' Frogs. While there have been many studies about these plays, there have been relatively few studies comparing Greek tragedy and comedy around the same thematic axis: studies about the dramatic cities, for example, tend to focus exclusively on tragedy or comedy. This research contributes to this debate by undertaking a comparative approach between the tragic and comic genres that can advance our understanding both of the interaction between these theatrical genres and of crisis and salvation of the dramatic cities. This project also aims to contribute to the elaboration of a methodology for analyzing scenes of crisis and salvation in Aristophanes´ comedies and Euripides´ tragedies, as well as to explore how these poets participated in the creation of the discourse about the polis and the democratic city in the last decades of the fifth century B.C.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FÉLIX JÁCOME NETO. A recusa da interação: um ensaio historiográfico sobre etnocentrismo e racismo na Grécia Antiga. Revista Brasileira de História, v. 40, n. 84, p. 21-41, Ago. 2020.

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