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Author: Anna Lefteratou

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This chapter examines the epic and tragic intertexts in Plutarch’s Pelopidas and attempts to further trace their generic impact on the Life. The first part discusses Plutarch’s opening chapter about the role of metabole as peripeteia, change of fortune, and its impact on the reader’s generic expectations. The second part explores the dramatic intertexts, Theban and not, offered for Pelopidas, while the third part focuses on the Life’s closure and surveys in detail the epic mode used for Pelopidas’ posthumous epic eulogy versus the family tragedy that his death triggers, the Thebe-tragedy as I call it here.

In: The Dynamics of Intertextuality in Plutarch
Author: Anna Lefteratou

Abstract

This chapter examines the epic and tragic intertexts in Plutarch’s Pelopidas and attempts to further trace their generic impact on the Life. The first part discusses Plutarch’s opening chapter about the role of metabole as peripeteia, change of fortune, and its impact on the reader’s generic expectations. The second part explores the dramatic intertexts, Theban and not, offered for Pelopidas, while the third part focuses on the Life’s closure and surveys in detail the epic mode used for Pelopidas’ posthumous epic eulogy versus the family tragedy that his death triggers, the Thebe-tragedy as I call it here.

In: The Dynamics of Intertextuality in Plutarch