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The Writing on the Mind: Deianeira's Trauma in Sophocles' Trachiniae

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Drawing on modern trauma research and trauma theory, this article argues that Sophocles' Trachiniae dramatizes the psychological wounds of a victim of sexual assault. Through analyses of Deianeira's stories about her past, this article highlights a female perspective on trauma and its disastrous consequences for the victim and her community.

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