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Title: As jogadas de Sólon e a esperteza dos Atenienses: Plutarco e o uso irónico da teatralidade e das metáforas na Vita Solonis
Other Titles: The playful Solon and the sneaky Athenians: Plutarch on the ironic use of theatrical episodes and of metaphors in the Vita Solonis
Authors: Leão, Delfim 
Keywords: Solon, Odysseus, Pisistratus, theatrical behaviour, metaphors, irony
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Clássicos
Serial title, monograph or event: Maria Cristina Pimentel & Paulo Farmhouse Alberto (eds.), Vir bonus peritissimus aeque. Estudos de homenagem a Arnaldo do Espírito Santo
Place of publication or event: Lisboa
Abstract: Throughout his life, Solon intervened at different times in the Athenian political scene, usually against a backdrop of great instability. Such was the case when he found a way to skirt legal impediments and to exhort his fellow citizens to recapture their own self-esteem, by exhibiting a fainted mania while performing the elegy for Salamis. The playful character of Solon can also be detected in the way he decided to label his first emblematic reform – the seisachtheia, the revolutionary cancelling of debts, which he literally named as ‘shaking off of burdens’. This paper intends to discuss the way Plutarch displays some of his discrete irony even when depicting a statesman as serious and paradigmatic as Solon.
Rights: openAccess
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