Studies in Colluthus' <i>Abduction of Helen</i>
Studies in Colluthus’ Abduction of Helen situates this author within his cultural context of the Egyptian Thebaid of the late fifth century AD and provides a new appraisal of his work employing current interpretative perspectives.
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Abduction of Helen Achilles addresses Agosti Alcestis allusion Amato Anastasius Aphrodite Aphrodite’s Apollo Apollonius appears Artemis Athena audience beauty behaviour bucolic Cadmus Callimachus century characters Christian Christodorus Claudian Coll Colluthus context described digression Dion Dionysiaca Dionysus dream echoes ekphrasis emotions epic epyllia epyllion Eris Eros erotic ethopoiiai eyes Gaza gaze genre Giangrande Gigantomachy goddess Goldhill Greek hair Hellenistic Hera Heracles Hermes Hermione Hermione’s heroes Homeric instance interpreted invective Jason judgement late-antique Leander lines literary Livrea look Magnelli Medea Menelaus Miguélez-Cavero 2008 mother Musaeus myth narrative narrator Neoplatonic Nonn Nonnus Nymphs Odysseus Ovid pagan pantomime Paris passage pastoral Peleus Phyllis plays poem poet poet’s poetic poetry Priscian Procopius proem Proserpina Proteus Rapt readers reference rhetorical role scene shepherd similar Sparta speech story Theocr Theocritus tion Tissoni tradition Triphiodorus uêy verb viewer visual words Zeus δὲ καὶ οὐκ