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The Metamorphoses of Ancient Myths

Malgorzata Budzowska, Burc Idem Dincel, Jadwiga Czerwinska and Katarzyna Chizynska

This book gives a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of artistic dialogue with ancient myths. The contributions assume a double-track research approach. The contributors investigate the procedure of myths' recycling within Greco-Roman antiquity, and they consider modern re-occupations of myths in dramatic literature and theatre. Providing various examples of myths' reception from antiquity to present days, this book confirms the persistent human need of re-mythization.

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Małgorzata Budzowska is Assistant Professor at Classics Faculty, University of Lodz. She is author of books and articles regarding reception of ancient myths in modern and contemporary drama and theatre.

Burç İdem Dinçel researches Drama at Trinity College Dublin and is author of a book and many articles on Beckett and essays on Attic tragedy.

Jadwiga Czerwin´ska is Full Professor at Chair of Romance Studies, University of Lodz. She is author of books and articles on Euripides’ tragedy and ancient philosophy.

Katarzyna Chiz˙yn´ska is Assistant Professor at Classics Faculty, University of Lodz. Her research interest is focused on scholia and theatrical practises of ancient theatre.

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