The hero’s quest in Sophocles’ Philoctetes

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The quest for the bow corresponds to the tale model of the hero’s quest, whom Sophocles repeatedly adapts, especially in the final part, in order to place a particular emphasis on some aspects of the story.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalPrometheus: rivista di studi classici
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Sophocles
  • Philoctetes
  • bow quest
  • hero’s quest


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