In the tragedies of classical Athens, for example, sacrifice appears prominently as a metaphor for social dissolution and integration. For more on this, see Helene Foley, Ritual Irony: Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1985); and Froma I. Zeitlin, “The Motif of the Corrupted Sacrifice in Aeschylus’ Oresteia,” Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Society 96 (1965), pp. 463–508.