Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Exchange and Gender in Women of Trachis: Wohl

Before we turn, as Sophocles' Women of Trachis turns, from Deianira to the dying Heracles, here's a discussion of Deianira that raises many of the themes of womanhood, male power, reciprocity and the impossibility of it that run through the play. It's from Victoria Wohl's Intimate Commerce: Exchange, Gender, and Subjectivity in Greek Tragedy. See especially the commentary in Chapter Two.

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