In fearless speech Foucault repeats the word parrhesia often enough for the word to become an object, like ping-pong ball suspended in mid-air. Also:
Xuthus leaves the temple, sees Ion, and -in light of Apollo's answer-believes that he is his son. Full of cheer, he goes to him and wants to kiss him. Ion-who does not know who Xuthus is, and does not know why he wants to kiss him-misunderstands Xuthus behavior and thinks that Xuthus wants to have sex with him. Most of the commentators, if they are even willing to recognize the sexual interpretation of Ion attributes to Xuthus behaveior say that this is a "comic scene" which sometimes occurs in Euripides' tragedies. In any case, Ion says to Xuthus: "if you continue harassing me, I'll shoot an arrow in your chest."
Of course the string of relation between Ion and Xuthus "by nature" or "by birth" is just bullshit made up by Apollo. Best part about that tragedy is however how Xuthus reluctantly tries to recall who he might have slept with, where, and when.
Current Location: vandkunsten, copenhagen