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Baby and child heroes in ancient Greece

Author: Corinne Ondine Pache
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Series: Traditions (Urbana, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece is the first systematic study of the considerable number of Greek babies and children who became enduring myths, objects of worship, and the recipients of sacrifice." "Examining literary, pictorial, and numismatic representations, Pache opens up a vast territory once occupied by children such as Charila, Opheltes, Melikertes, and the children of Hercules and Medea. She argues  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corinne Ondine Pache
ISBN: 0252029291 9780252029295
OCLC Number: 53315311
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The children of Medea --
2. The children of Herakles --
3. Linos and Demophon --
4. Pelops --
5. Opheltes-Arkhemoros --
6. Melikertes-Palaimon.
Series Title: Traditions (Urbana, Ill.)
Responsibility: Corinne Ondine Pache.
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"Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece is the first systematic study of the considerable number of Greek babies and children who became enduring myths, objects of worship, and the recipients of sacrifice." "Examining literary, pictorial, and numismatic representations, Pache opens up a vast territory once occupied by children such as Charila, Opheltes, Melikertes, and the children of Hercules and Medea. She argues that the stories, songs, and sanctuaries honoring these heroes express parental fears and guilt about children's death."--Jacket.

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