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Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae

Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae

Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603840524
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 328
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By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae--the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the Library and Fabulae into the wider context of ancient mythography; introductions to each text discuss in greater detail issues of authorship, aim, and influence. A general index, an index of people and geographic locations, and an index of authors and works cited by the mythographers are also included.

Roman Charity

Roman Charity

Queer Lactations in Early Modern Visual Culture

  • Author: Jutta Gisela Sperling
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839432847
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 430
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»Roman Charity« investigates the iconography of the breastfeeding daughter from the perspective of queer sexuality and erotic maternity. The volume explores the popularity of a topic that appealed to early modern observers for its eroticizing shock value, its ironic take on the concept of Catholic »charity«, and its implied critique of patriarchal power structures. It analyses why early modern viewers found an incestuous, adult breastfeeding scene »good to think with« and aims at expanding and queering our notions of early modern sexuality. Jutta Gisela Sperling discusses the different visual contexts in which »Roman Charity« flourished and reconstructs contemporary horizons of expectation by reference to literary sources, medical practice, and legal culture.

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

  • Author: Theresa Bane
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786471115
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 428
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

Gendered Readings of Change

Gendered Readings of Change

A Feminist-Pragmatist Approach

  • Author: C. Fischer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137342722
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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This book develops a unique theory of change by drawing on American philosophy and contemporary feminist thought. Via a select history of ancient Greek and Pragmatist philosophies of change, Fischer argues for a reconstruction of transformation that is inclusive of women's experiences and thought.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

  • Author: Luke Roman,Monica Roman
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438126395
  • Category: Mythology, Classical
  • Page: 561
  • View: 445
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Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature.

The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature

The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature

Modes, Functions, and Identities

  • Author: Aglae M. V. Pizzone
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9781614517115
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how Byzantine intellectuals conceived of their own work and pursuits.

The Female Portrait Busts of Francesco Laurana

The Female Portrait Busts of Francesco Laurana

  • Author: Chrysa Damianaki
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788882470487
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 236
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The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants

  • Author: Aeschylus
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141955899
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 304
  • View: 9785
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Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.

The Legends of Troy in Art and Literature

The Legends of Troy in Art and Literature

  • Author: Margaret Roseman Scherer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art and mythology
  • Page: 304
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Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus

Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus

Hellenistic Histories and the Date of the Pentateuch

  • Author: Russell Gmirkin
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0567134393
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 344
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Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus proposes a provocative new theory regarding the date and circumstances of the composition of the Pentateuch. Gmirkin argues that the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273-272 BCE by Jewish scholars at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuagint translation of the Pentateuch into Greek. The primary evidence is literary dependence of Gen. 1-11 on Berossus' Babyloniaca (278 BCE) and of the Exodus story on Manetho's Aegyptiaca (c. 285-280 BCE), and the geo-political data contained in the Table of Nations. A number of indications point to a provenance of Alexandria, Egypt for at least some portions of the Pentateuch. That the Pentateuch, drawing on literary sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria, was composed at almost the same date as the Septuagint translation, provides compelling evidence for some level of communication and collaboration between the authors of the Pentateuch and the Septuagint scholars at Alexandria's Museum. The late date of the Pentateuch, as demonstrated by literary dependence on Berossus and Manetho, has two important consequences: the definitive overthrow of the chronological framework of the Documentary Hypothesis, and a late, 3rd century BCE date for major portions of the Hebrew Bible which show literary dependence on the Pentateuch.