Alan H. Sommerstein
Comments on Nova, Mortifera vestis digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2015 - 15
In her article Mortifera vestis, Nova succeeds in showing that Aeschylus innovates in making Agamemnon’s fatal robe an overgarment rather than a chiton. His objective was probably to associate Agamemnon strongly with the ideas of great wealth and luxury. Nova is also right to argue that Seneca’s version of Agamemnon’s murder is based, directly or indirectly, on a pre-Aeschylean account. Her other propositions are not persuasive...