Forgotten Figures: The Rhetorical Function of Tecmessa, Chrysothemis, and Ismene in Tragedies of Sophocles and Selected Adaptations

Pounds-Williams, Tiffany.


  • Abstract: This investigation centers on the forgotten figures, three Sophoclean women who exist largely in the margins of scholarship on Greek tragedy and who are often underutilized in adaptations. For instance, Judith Butler, Hegel, and Jean Racine each overlook them. These women, Tecmessa, Chrysothemis, and Ismene, have much in common. They were all royal at one time, have vital rhetorical ... read more
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