Autobiography of Red - Section 3 Summary & Analysis

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Appendix A: “Testimonia on the Question of Stesichoros’ Blinding by Helen”: Narration discusses how Stesichoros was reputedly struck blind for writing negatively about Helen of Troy, but how, after writing a work (i.e. a palinode) that praised her, he regained his sight as a result of her forgiveness. This, narration suggests, was the result of Stesichoros submitting himself to purgation, or a period of punishment and repentance.

Appendix B: The Palinode of Stesichoros by Stesichoros (Fragment 192 Poetae Melici Graeci). This short three-line poem, ostensibly written by Stesichoros, seems to rebut everything Stesichoros said about Helen in his initial poem.

Appendix C: Clearing Up of the Question of Stesichoros’ Blinding by Helen. This appendix consists of a series of 21 statements, each one posing alternative answers to questions about what Sesichoros actually did (or might do), how Helen responded (or might respond), and how those...

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