Metamythology in Euripides’ Ion

VASILEIOS DIMOGLIDIS (University of Ioannina)

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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine aspects of metamythology in Euripides’ Ion. Ion’s characters show a high degree of mythological self-awareness since they often refer to and comment on their own myth. Moreover, Euripides declares in a metadramatic way the innovations he introduces with the Ion both into the Athenian mythology and into his contemporary dramaturgy.

Über den Autor: Vasileios Dimoglidis studied Classics at the University of Ioannina (B.A. 2016). He is now a Postgraduate Student in Classics at the same University under the supervision of the Assoc. Prof. Helen Gasti. His main research areas focus on the concept of Time, Stagecraft, Poetics and the so-called Metapoetics of the Ancient Greek and Roman Tragedy. In his M.A. Thesis he examines the metapoetic elements in Euripides’ Ion.