Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Ἑλένη δραματουργός. Ficció dins la ficció de l'Hèlena d'Eurípides

Jaume Almirall i Sardà


Beyond the traditional image of Helen as being conscious of her nature as an
instrument of divine punishment for mankind, Euripides constructs a new
Helen, mistress of her destiny and authoress of an unexpected happy end.
Clever and crafty Helen acts as a true δραματουργός, by creating a fictional
plot and instructing the actors. By his original treatment of the story, Euripides
strengthens the expression of selfconsciousness of the power of his

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