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Conclusion: The Modernity of Myth

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/9780195336917.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion summarizes the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological re-visions enabled precisely these three myths to be taken up as a mirror of the modern ... More


Modern Clothes-consciousness

R. S. Koppen

in Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638727
eISBN:
9780748651917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies the idea of modern clothes-consciousness and how it mediates and focuses on some of the most urgent concerns of modernity, determining that fashion – metonymically or ... More


The Cup of Gyptis: Introduction to a Colonial Encounter

Michael Dietler

in Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265516
eISBN:
9780520947948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265516.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

What was the nature of the encounter between seaborne intruders from distant Mediterranean city-states and the indigenous peoples of western Europe, and how did it affect the historical ... More


The Creature

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains that the creature clarifies the other side of modern consciousness. It notes that while the radar type moves among the mass communication media like a fish in water, the ... More


The Nature of the Hellenistic Mirror

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter describes another Jewish encounter with Greece — this time, with Alexandria. However, ‘Alexandria’ serves here as a symbol for Hellenistic culture as a whole. And this culture is the ... More


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