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Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in 20th-century European literature, art, and music. While many works deal with the literary use of myth—a ... More


The Minotaur: The Beast Within and the Threat Outside

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the minotaur emerged during the 1930s as an image of the artist's sense of alienation, while the labyrinth suggested to many writers the hostile sociopolitical world of the ... More


Introduction: Myths and their Receptions: Narrative, Antiquity, and the Unconscious

Vanda Zajko and Ellen O’Gorman

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explores the complex inter-relationship of myth and psychoanalysis, giving a sense of the history of their interactions from the nineteenth century onwards. It works with ... More


Circle 7: Violence: Inferno 12–-17

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for the seventh circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and English), and study questions ... More


Anonymous. Peri Apiston

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The third, anonymous Peri Apiston (Excerpta Vaticana) is a late compendium of diverse material which incorporates a number of rationalistic interpretations from various sources. Clear points of ... More


Plutarch. Life of Theseus

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Plutarch’s Theseus presents both a rationalized biography of this mythical figure, and a kind of commentary on the role of the Athenian hero in tragedy and Atthidography. This chapter argues that the ... More


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