Abstract

The question of the relationship between ethnicity and morality lies at the heart of Euripides’s Andromache. Despite the ample work done on the play’s cultural import and Euripides’s costuming technique, there remains a need to articulate one of the most significant strategies by which the play explores the nature of ethnic and moral difference. This article focuses on Hermione’s appearance and the way the Spartan ethos is drawn out of the character’s skeue. This discussion intends to add to the arguments for the dramatic force of her costume, by unfolding Euripides’s unique play with the mythic, literary, and performative associations of the female Dorian dress in the Andromache.

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