Abstract

This paper examines the spurious and contentious Rhesus and argues for a fourth-century production date based on a similarity to other fourth-century plays. It argues that the character of Hector in particular highlights how the author is differentiating this work from that of the fifth century. More broadly, this article also encourages viewing fourth-century tragedy as an evolution of the genre rather than a decline.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 485-497
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-18
Open Access
No
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