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Title: Tensiones generacionales y la "carga" de la vejez en Alcestis de Eurípides
Other Titles: Generational tensions and the ‘burden’ of old age in Euripides’ Alcestis
Authors: Leão, Delfim 
Keywords: Euripides; Alcestis; paidotrophia; gerotrophia; philia
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Departamento de Publicaciones - Facultad de Derecho - UBA
Project: This research was developed under the project UID/ELT/00196/2013, funded by the Portuguese FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology. 
Abstract: This analysis of Euripides’ Alcestis makes a legal approach to the mutually reciprocal principles of paidotrophia and gerotrophia, and the ethical and legal obligations that derive from them. Their application to the Euripidean drama forces the characters to face the need of developing a self-excusing argumentation, whose inconsistency and fragile legitimacy expose the partiality of their reasonings and the cowardice of Feres’ and Admetus’ behaviour. A sharp contrast with them is established by characters external to the original oikos of Pheres, as is especially the case of Alcestis and Heracles
ISSN: 0326-7431
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUC Secção de Estudos Clássicos - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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