Cassandra: tragical existential responsibility, woman's speech and woman's body

  • Aleksandra Schuller Topniška 43 SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Cassandra, tragical existential responsibility, woman's speech and woman's body


This article analyses the constitution and development of the woman's character in the ancient drama from the point of view of literary theory and anthropology. I in­ terpret Priam's daughter and Trojan's prophet Cassandra as a paradigmatic example of an anthropological analysis of women's theme in the ancient as well as contemporary drama. In the essay I look closely at three dramas: the first part of Aeschylus Oresteia, the tragedy Agamem­ non; at Euripides Trojan Women and at the drama Kasandra, written by the contem­ porary Sloven ian author, Boris. A. Novak. Incorporated into the research are also the literary images of Cassandra, as these were formed in the ancient epos (Lycop­ hron's Alexandra) and contemporary no­ vel (Christa Wolfs Kassandra).


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Schuller, Aleksandra. 2001. “Cassandra: Tragical Existential Responsibility, woman’s Speech and woman’s Body”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 3 (2), 103-23.
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