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Myths and Symbols

Peter Green

in The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines Thomas Mann's definition of myth as the foundation of life, a timeless pattern, and the religious formula to which life shapes itself, and opines that the statement alone is ... More


Morgana and Manodante: Boiardo and the Aristocratic Response to Mercantilism

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Matteo Maria Boiardo was a well-educated count who served the rulers of Ferrara but who is remembered today as a great poet and the one who set the pattern of heroic romance in the Renaissance. As an ... More


Mythical History

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at Diodorus’s inclusion of mythology in his history. This is another example of his originality, given a long tradition of excluding myth in Greek historiography. There are also ... More


The Deified Culture Bringers

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter further explores Diodorus’s Euhemerism through the gods, or culture bringers, who dominate the first six books of the Bibliotheke and are legitimized by his inclusion of mythology. He ... More


Introduction

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/9780199672776.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter describes the nature of ancient rationalistic approaches and the general tenor of the ancient tradition. It examines the origins of rationalistic interpretation in early historiography ... More


Heraclitus. 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/9780199672776.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Heraclitus’ Peri Apiston is obviously modeled on that of Palaephatus, but is more eclectic in its approach, reflecting the environment of rhetorical education for which it was produced. The less ... More


Latin Apologists and Roman Culture

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 presents the Latin apologists of this period as complementary figures to Eusebius, challenging Rome from her own traditions rather than foreign sources and taking positions which are more ... More


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