Abstract

Abstract:

This paper addresses a long standing problem at the end of the Lysistrata: why does the Spartan ambassador invoke the Spartan Athena Polias? I reconsider the appropriateness of this ending by examining more closely the epithets used to describe Athena in the Spartan song namely πάμμαχος / παμμάχος and χαλκίοικος. I conclude that her invocation involves a humorously tendentious interpretation of the Spartan pantheon through Athenian eyes.

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ISSN
2327-5812
Print ISSN
0009-8353
Pages
pp. 143-147
Open Access
No
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