The Duration of Darkness and the Light of Eleusis in the Prologue of Agamemnon and the Third Stasimon of Choephoroi

Marcel Widzisz

Abstract


In Aeschylus' trilogy the several recognizable allusions to the Eleusinian Mysteries, invoking the initiate's sudden passage from dark to light, serve to underscore ironically the larger theme of the corruption of ritual.

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