Wagner’s work Parsifal is closely linked to antiquity and the epic tradition in its ambition and vision. While it is well-known that his Der Ring des Nibelungen was inspired in numerous ways by Aeschylus’ Oresteia, I contend that Wagner’s Parsifal has important connections with Homer, especially The Odyssey.
Jessika Castillo-Rivera, ’14
Majors: Classical Studies, History
Sponsor: James Martin