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Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture


Małgorzata Budzowska and Jadwiga Czerwińska

The reception of Mediterranean Antiquity heritage is one of the dominant research areas in contemporary classical studies. This issue has constituted the scope of the conference Reception of Ancient Myths in Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Culture, which took place at the University of Łódź (Poland) in November 2013. The volume consists of the selected articles based on the conference papers. They are divided into the main chapters: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts and Philosophy as well as Anthropology. The authors consider different methods of reception of ancient myths focusing on various cultural phenomena: literature, fine arts, theatre, cinema and pop culture.
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Soledad Llano Berini, MA in Italian Language and Literature and a M. Phil. in Italian Linguistics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Currently she is also preparing her Ph.D. dissertation in History of Italian language. From October 2009 to present, she is employed as a Senior Lecturer to the Romance Philology Chair of the University of Lodz.

Justyna Biernat, PhD student at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. She graduated Drama Studies and Classics. She is a reviewer for Polish theatre journals, tutor of classes on modern theatre performances for students and drama classes instructor for children. She was an editor and co-author of ‘Granice wolności w starożytnej myśli greckiej’ (‘The Limits of Freedom in Ancient Greek Thought’ (2013)). Recently, she has been working on her doctoral thesis ‘The Funeral Lament in Ancient Greek Tragedies. The Mourning Monologues in the circle of Psychoanalysis’. Her interest is not only ancient Greek tragedy and its theatrical reception, but also modern Hebrew drama.

Antoni Bobrowski, Associate Professor of Classics at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. He focuses his research interests on two main fields: the history of Roman literature, and the reception of ancient cultural heritage in the Polish and European literary tradition. His publications include several articles and two comprehensive monographs. Mythology in the Roman Love Elegy and Lyric of the Augustan Age is the result of his research into how mythological narratives were employed by the Augustan poets. The Journal of...

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