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Defying History: The Legacy of Helen in Modern Greek Poetry *

Efi Spentzou

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The stories woven around Helen of Troy represent a microcosm of the troubled and inspired itinerary of classical myth in the cultural mosaic of modern Greece. This chapter looks at some of these ... More


A Woman’s History of Warfare

Ellen O’Gorman

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The feminist project with history has often been glossed as ‘writing women back into history’, in which case women's role in warfare would seem to be long overdue for revisionist treatment. But the ... More


Athena at the Palladion and the Palladion myth

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The myths that place the Palladion in Athens are examined in this chapter in the wider context of the myths about the Trojan Palladion, Athenian and non-Athenian. It shows that Bouzyges did indeed ... More


Did Mercury Build the Ship of Aeneas?

Thomas Biggs

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

For the Romans, Mercury held some particular narrative and socio-cultural implications during the First Punic War and was connected to a nexus of thought with specific resonance during a markedly ... More


Sicily and Magna Graecia (South Italy)

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The Alexandra is full of allusions to and whole sections about south Italy and to a lesser extent Sicily. This makes it likely that the poet came from southern Italy. Eastern Sicily hardly features, ... More


Rhodes

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Rhodes in Lykophron is a puzzle. The poet believes that Rhodians from the east Aegean tried to settle in the Croton region of south Italy after the Trojan war, and implies that they failed. But there ... More


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