Who is the Outsider in the “Arrival of the Outsider”? Greek Tragedy and the Xenos.
Efimia Karakantza, Friday 14 July 2017 @16.00-17.30, Lygourio Cultural Center
This theoretical workshop will present the general outline of the thesis that Greek tragedy is centered on the arrival of the outsider. However, who is this outsider? A foreigner (a non-Greek), or a refugee of war or civil conflict? Could he/she be a woman, a rebel, an intransigent hero, in short, a non-canonical person in the Greek polis? Under which circumstances a person in the polis can be characterized as ‘non-canonical’, that is not complying with the laws of the community? Specific dramatic cases, such as Antigone, Oedipus the King, Medea, and The Trojan Women will be examined.
Eleusis (The arrival) by Efimia D. Karakantza