Un’eco sofoclea sul campo di Farsalo? Per l’interpretazione di Lucano 7.825-840

Maria Rita Graziano


In the description of the Pompeian victims after the battle of Farsalus, in the seventh book of Lucan’s Bellum Civile, we can detect the influence of Tiresia’s speech in Sophocles’ Antigone. The common element between the two is the miasma, the contamination, produced by the odia fraterna of Eteocles and Polynices – a myth that Lucan often links to the civil war between Caesar and Pompey


Lucanus; Sophocles; intertextuality; Antigone; odia fraterna; civil war; corpse; blood; miasma

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-16557

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