A Companion To Greek Mythology (Blackwell Companions To The

I]A significant other to Greek Mythology[/i] offers a sequence of essays that discover the phenomenon of Greek fantasy from its origins in shared Indo-European tale styles and the Greeks' contacts with their japanese Mediterranean neighbours via its improvement as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world.

• gains essays from a prestigious overseas workforce of literary experts
• contains insurance of Greek myth's intersection with background, philosophy and religion
• Introduces readers to themes in mythology which are frequently inaccessible to non-specialists
• Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman classes in addition to Archaic and Classical Greece

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I]A significant other to Greek Mythology[/i] offers a sequence of essays that discover the phenomenon of Greek fantasy from its origins in shared Indo-European tale styles and the Greeks' contacts with their japanese Mediterranean neighbours via its improvement as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world.

• gains essays from a prestigious overseas workforce of literary experts
• contains insurance of Greek myth's intersection with background, philosophy and religion
• Introduces readers to themes in mythology which are frequently inaccessible to non-specialists
• Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman classes in addition to Archaic and Classical Greece

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18 In the ‘Hellenistic’ world shaped by Alexander’s successors, the collective Hellenic identity which (alongside local identities) myth had played such an important part in constructing in the Archaic and Classical periods became a kind of reality. This was facilitated by the spread of the ‘common speech’, or koine¯, as the basic language of literacy and, above all, by the prestige of Greek literary culture, paideia, which became a route to prominence for mixed Greco-Macedonian and non-Greek elites in cities across a huge swathe of the Near and Middle East.

And on ‘Aeolism’, the theory of Latin as a dialect of Greek, Stevens (2006–7). 26. Though, Fox reminds us, Plutarch is also well aware of the oddness and Otherness to the Greek mind of many Roman traditions, as his work Roman Questions demonstrates (see pp. 000). 27. 164. 28. Art: Reid (1993); Hunger (1959). 29. Opera: Poduska (1999); Hunger (1959). 30. Barthe (1957: ‘Le Mythe, aujourd’hui’ (‘Myth today’)). 31. Lévi-Strauss and Eribon (1998: 107). 32. Frye (1957, 1963). 33. Cf. Durand (1992: 35–7).

27) is deployed by Calame 2009a. Stimulating collections of essays include Bremmer 1987, Edmunds 1990 and Woodard 2007. On the history of the study of mythology see the helpful handbook of William G. Doty (2000) and the penetrating study of Von Hendy (2002), as well as, naturally, Jan Bremmer’s overview of the history of the study of the subject in this volume (CH. 28). NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assmann (1992: 49), building on work of Jan Vansina. See Sauzeau: online. For all these strands, see Dowden (2001).

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