Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Iran

Latifeh Salamatbavil


Ferdowsi is one of the greatest poets of Iran whose great work named Shahnameh, is a national epic which is equal to world epics such as Iliados and Odyssee which are Homerus’ work. But its difference with epics of other nations is variety of this book. The book in which adventures of kings and champions has been expressed in mythical, heroic and historical stories. One of its stories is story of Siavash and Soodabeh which its story is very similar to a story from Euripide, Greek tragedy writer: story of Hyppolite and Phedre. This story has also been written by Racine, French poet and tragedy writer and both has created an independent story because subject of story itself has been considerable for them but Ferdowsi has considered to this story as one of Shahnameh adventures which is an introduction to important events. Both stories are about a forbidden and sinful love.In this essay, similarity and difference between story of Siavash and Soodabeh and story of Hyppolite and Phedre is studied.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p26

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