Troiane classiche e contemporanee, ed. Francesco Citti, Alessandro Iannucci and Antonio Ziosi, Spudasmata, 173.

Hildesheim, Zurich and New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 2017, 363 pp., ISBN: 9783487153735, €84
  • Giovanna Di MartinoEmail author
Book Review

This extensive volume collects the proceedings of an interdisciplinary conference which took place in 2015 in Ravenna on Greek and Roman ‘Trojans’ and their receptions. After Edipo classico e contemporaneo, which sprang from another conference in 2010, Vittorio Citti and Alessandro Iannucci, the editors of the papers of that volume as well as the one under review, together with Antonio Ziosi, began focusing on another equally foundational myth: the fall of Troy, as first treated by Euripides and Seneca, and then reworked by theatre practitioners, writers and artists over the centuries.

The initial contributions revolve around Euripides’s Trojan Women and Seneca’s Troades, with some nods towards later reworkings (Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini, pp. 98–106: on Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata II.37.289–90; and Gianni Guastella, pp. 107–10: on Jasper Heywood’s translation of Seneca’s Troades). As part of a close comparison between Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Aulis, Valeria Andò highlights the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Hilda’s CollegeOxfordUK

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