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Toucher, ne pas toucher, telle est la question : Réflexions autour du corps d'Alceste chez Euripide

Abstract : The article proposes an alternative reading of Euripides’ tragedy Alcestis. We address ourselves to the representation of «sexual» desire, where erôs is depicted in funerary ritual terms. Desire that Admetus experiences towards Alcestis, his lost wife, is compared to an obsession, even an illness neighbouring the death so that it becomes difficult to distinguish one from another. Admetus’grief for Alcestis figures as a phantasm that concerns the dead body of the heroine and that is centered upon the sensation of touch.
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Valeria Gavrilenko. Toucher, ne pas toucher, telle est la question : Réflexions autour du corps d'Alceste chez Euripide. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2011, N.S.9, pp.193-207. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.2608⟩. ⟨halshs-02093070⟩

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