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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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Table of Contents


Introduction (Małgorzata Budzowska, Jadwiga Czerwińska)


Antoni Bobrowski

Some Aspects of the Homerkritik in Ancient Literary Tradition

Roberta Franchi

Hercules at the Crossroads: Sources, Models, and Variations

Jadwiga Czerwińska

The Myth of Helen of Troy and Its Transformations in the Dramas by Euripides

Damian Pierzak

A Reading of Greek Myth in Cicero’s Speeches. The Case of Medea

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