The pity of Paris: Cratinus' Dionysalexandros

P. J. Finglass*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In Cratinus' Dionysalexandros Paris was minded to return Helen - who had been stolen not by him but by Dionysus - to the Greeks, but was inhibited by pity. This article explores the consequences of this emotion for the characterisation of Paris and the overall impact of the drama.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-9
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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