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Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424516

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001

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The Immortality of Theseus and His Myth

The Immortality of Theseus and His Myth

(p.111) 7 The Immortality of Theseus and His Myth
Epic Heroes on Screen

Margaret M. Toscano

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the reinvention of the mythological figure Theseus. It analyzes two films from different genres: one is the popular action film, Immortals, and the other is a philosophical art film Ship of Theseus (2013). It shows how neither work provides a retelling of the Theseus myths. Rather, they use the figure of Theseus to ask questions about the desire for immortality and the complexities of personal identity.

Keywords:   Theseus, Immortals, Ship of Theseus, immortality

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