The lioness imagery in greek tragedy

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Drawing on the cultural metaphors theory of Lakof and Johnson in Metaphors we Live by, the paper discusses the imagery of the lioness in Greek tragedy. It argues for a diachronic modiication of lion imagery and examines gender-related nuances of this animal metaphor. Main passages discussed include Aeschylus' Ag. 1258-1261; Euripides' Med. 187-189 and Hel. 375-385; and Sophocles' Inach. fr. 269a Radt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-141
Number of pages17
JournalQuaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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