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Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


Helen in the Fifth Century and After

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the fifth-century strands of reception of Helen. The Helens discussed in this chapter are a selection made to illustrate the postepic narrative as presupposed by various writers ... More


Introduction

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter undertakes a comparison between a folktale and a Greek myth. It attempts to define the folktale through two avenues concerning genre and terminology as well as mode of ... More


Helen Myth

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter turns to a comparison of the myth of Helen with “Abduction” as defined in Chapter 1. It reconstructs the myth by outlining the stages of Helen's life—her birth, her childhood, and so ... More


Conclusion

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter traces further lines of reception of Helen even as it examines further hypostases of Helen. Previous chapters have shown how the narrative or narratives of Helen were enough ... More


Caribbean Classics and the Postcolonial Canon

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This final chapter argues that the study of the reception of Classics in the anglophone Caribbean needs to focus not just on the dialogue with the literatures of Greece and Rome, but also on the ... More


The Art of Losing: Tacitus and the Disaster Narrative

Elizabeth Keitel

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses Tacitus's narratives of natural and man-made disasters, with special emphasis on those perpetrated by the principes against their own people. Tacitus consistently shows ... More


Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the characterization of Rome particularly with reference to her domestic affairs. It also looks at the presentation of Rome's actions outside Italy and progresses from ... More


LOCATING TROY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first section, “Feeding the Heart: Educating Tennyson,” examines the classical education that Tennyson received at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the influential scholar Connop Thirlwall. ... More


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