El «travestimiento burlesco» de Hércules en Ov. Her. IX. (55-118)

El «travestimiento burlesco» de Hércules en Ov. Her. IX. (55-118)

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El «travestimiento burlesco» de Hércules en Ov. Her. IX. (55-118)

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Blázquez Noya, Alba
This document is a artículoDate2017

Hercules, traditionally considered the great hero of the Greeks, the symbol of salvation and the incarnation of masculinity, receives a strong «de-heroizing» treatment in Ovid?s Letter from Deianira to Hercules, a work in which a whole passage paints him completely as a cross-dresser. We refer to the passage that narrated Hercules?s time as a slave (and lover) of Omphale in Lydia. In this article we see how Deianira utilizes the standards of the model of ideal masculinity to ridicule her husband by reminding him of the times he did not live up to that model, and applies to Hercules practically all of the elegiac code of the lover as a servant at the orders of his domina
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