Further Light on Folk-Tale Elements in Sophocles’ Philoctetes

M. Davies


Remarks on Sophocles’ tragic hero with reference to the folk-tale themes of travel, search, and helper, building on the author’s previous research (“PP” 58, 2003). At Ra. 659 ff., Aristophanes appears to be reminiscent of Soph. Ph. 736 f.


Sophocles; Philoctetes; tragic hero; folk-tale themes

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-13026

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