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The Tyranny of Nature over the Greek Gods: Variations of Physical Interpretation

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The first chapter examines different versions of the theory that the Greek gods had been gods of natural elements. This was the most influential theory in both Germany and Britain for the greater ... More


Fairy Tale, Revolution, Prophecy Preliminary Evening: Das Rheingold

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents an account of Das Rheingold. It discusses its conception, critique, and the eventual fading away. Wagner read the writings of the French socialist thinker Proudhon and many ... More


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