In this episode, Gregory Nagy and Claudia Filos respond to comments and questions from the community about:
- The hero as a cult hero and as a tragic hero
- Oedipus as a savior
- Myth, ritual and miasma
- Oedipus as a turannos
- Hippolytus and Phaedra
with reference to Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles, and Hippolytus of Euripides.
This dialogue also includes discussion about the following movie clips:
The opening scene from The Night of the Iguana, directed by John Huston (1964).
Elvis Presley sings “Am I ready?” from Spinout (1966), directed by Norman Taurog.
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