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The Metamorphoses of Ancient Myths

Edited By 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 – Assistant Professor at Classics Faculty, University of Lodz in Poland. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Lodz, Classics Faculty, and MA by the Institute of Contemporary Culture (theatre and drama theory) at the same university. Her book Phaedra – Ethics of Emotions in the Tragedies of Euripides, Seneca and Racine (Peter Lang 2012) considers intertextual correlations between three plays which adapted the myth of Phaedra in relation to the theory of unrestraint (akrasia) by Aristotle. She is a co-editor of the volume Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture (Peter Lang 2014). Currently, she is involved in two research projects: Reception of Ancient Myths of Mediterranean Culture in Polish Theatre of the Twenty-first Century and Ancient Drama and Theatre in the Works of Scholiasts, both funded by the National Science Centre in Poland.

Jadwiga Czerwińska – Full Professor at the University of Lodz, chief editor of Collectanea Philologica, member of The Committee on Ancient Culture of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), The Classical Association, The Centrum Latinitatis Europae, The Scientific Committee of Łódż (ŁTN), The Scientific Committee at KUL (Catholic University of Lublin), The Polish Philological Committee (PTF), the scholar of Hardt Foundation, Vandoeuvres-Genève, and The Lanckoronski Foundation. Interested in Greek theatre and drama (mainly Euripides), Greek philosophy and the reception of Antiquity in Italian culture. Author of many articles, including Polish and Italian monographs about the works of Euripides. For her achievements, she was awarded, inter alia, with...

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